5 killed in US drone attack in Pak`s tribal region

Last Updated: Monday, March 8, 2010 - 21:55

Peshawar: At least five persons were
killed in a US drone attack in the lawless north Waziristan
tribal region in northwest Pakistan today, official sources
said.

The drone fired five missiles at targets near
Miranshah, the main town in north Waziristan Agency.

A veterinary hospital was also hit by a missile,
sources said.

The identity of the dead could not immediately be
ascertained.

The US has stepped up drone attacks in north
Waziristan since a suicide bomber linked to the Pakistani
Taliban killed seven CIA operatives in neighbouring Khost
province of Afghanistan in December.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 8, 2010 - 21:55

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