Monday, June 06, 2011

US Drone Strikes Kill Many in Pakistan

Three US missile strikes have killed at least 19 people in Pakistan’s tribal areas along the Afghan border, local security officials have said.

Aljazeera.net, June 6, 2011


The injured from the Nowshera bombing were taken to a hospital in Peshawar on Sunday [AFP]

The strikes on Monday came a day after at least 24 people were killed in an explosion in the northwestern town of Nowshera and another bombing at a bus stop near Peshawar.
The missile strikes took place near Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal region, early on Monday morning.

Local intelligence officials confirmed the strikes. Al Jazeera correspondent Kamal Hyder, reporting from Islamabad, said that one strike targeted a compound, while another hit a madrassah (religious school).

Pakistani intelligence officials told the Associated Press that the third strike hit a vehicle that was travelling between the North and South Waziristan agencies. Five people are reported to have been killed in that attack.

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