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US drone kills 6 in South Waziristan

US drone kills 6 in South Waziristan

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Feb 21, 2011 - 10:47

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): A US drone fired three missiles at a house in Pakistaninfo-icon’s tribal area of South Waziristan on Monday, killing six militants, an official said.

The attack happened in the early morning in Azam Warsak, about 12 kilometres from Wana, Abdul Rahim Mahsud, the government official, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The missiles were fired at the house in the Qubangah area of Azam Warsak, and six suspected militants were killed, he added.

Iftikhar Hussain, who lives in the area, said the attack was launched in a government-controlled area where the Talibaninfo-icon also exists.

 All the dead were Taliban who had gathered in the house, he said.

Monday’s strike was the first drone attack targeting Taliban in the area this month.

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