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NATO ‘Helicopter attack kills nine’ in Pakistan

Al Jazeera [1]
October15, 2011

There is confusion about attacks that took place in the early hours of the morning near Pakistan’s South Waziristan capital, Wana, killing nine people, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Pakistan said.

Al Jazeera’s Hameedullah Khan reported that residents in the area say that helicopters, which they believe to belong to Nato, attacked Bir Mal at around 1:30am Saturday.

However he said reports are currently unconfirmed but that these were not drone attacks.

This follows two other attacks in separate locations, in Baghar and Dre Nishtar, in South Waziristan, on Friday.

The total number of confirmed deaths is 10, said Khan.

He said that other unconfirmed reports are that local and foreign Taliban and al-Qaeda members, amongst which it is reported Hazrat Ali, Sher Ali and Amir Hamza, were killed in the attack.

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