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Seven killed in US drone attack in Pak tribal region

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 22:23

Peshawar: At least seven persons were
killed and several others injured in two US drone attacks in
the lawless North Waziristan tribal region in northwest
Pakistan on Wednesday.

Spy planes fired at least three missiles at a target
in Datta Khel area, located 50 km west of Miranshah, the main
town in North Waziristan Agency, sources said.

The identity of three persons killed in the attack
could not immediately be ascertained.

In the second attack, drones fired two missiles at two
vehicles in Datta Khel, killing four persons.

Both vehicles were destroyed, sources said.
Several persons were injured in the two attacks.

US drones have targeted militant bases in the Datta
Khel region on several occasions.

Six militants were killed in a drone strike on two
buildings in the centre of Miranshah on Monday.

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

Over 100 people have been killed in some 18 drone
strikes in the region since January.


First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 22:23

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