Saturday, June 04, 2011

US missile strikes kill eight in South Waziristan

Dawn.com, June 4, 2011
 
 
Another security official confirmed the strike and casualties but said the “identities of those killed in the attack were not immediately known.” – File Photo by Reuters 
 
 MIRAMSHAH: Two US missile strikes, one of which targeted a militant compound, killed eight suspected militants in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region on Friday, security officials said.
 
One of the strikes took place in Ghwakhwa area, 10 kilometres west of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan.

“A US drone fired three missiles on a militant compound, killing five rebels,” a senior security official in the area told AFP.

Another security official confirmed the strike and casualties but said the “identities of those killed in the attack were not immediately known”.

Friday’s attack was the ninth to be reported in Pakistan’s tribal areas, close to the Afghan border, since US commandos killed Osama bin Laden in a raid in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad on May 2.

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