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US drone attacks kill 15 in Pakistan``s North Wazirstan Agency

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 13:09

Peshawar: At least 15 people were killed in two separate United States- led drone attacks in Pakistan``s North Wazirstan Agency on Monday.

The first attack at a house in the Khesro village killed nine suspected militants and destroyed the house completely, The Nation reports. Sources said that the house belonged to the militants.

In an another strike, a US drone fired two missiles at a moving vehicle in Miranshah, killing five travellers. It was a fifth drone attack in May that caused civilian losses.

The unmanned drone strikes are carried out by the US on reportedly "high value targets" in Pakistan but the Central Intelligence Agency has never officially acknowledged the programme.

US officials have defended the strikes as a vital tool in combating terrorism but critics point out that the bombings have caused massive civilian losses.


First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 13:09
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