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US drone kills 9 Taliban in North Waziristan

US drone kills 9 Taliban in North Waziristan

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Feb 22, 2011 - 11:39

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): Nine suspected militants were killed when a US drone fired four rockets at a Talibaninfo-icon base in the tribal area of North Waziristan, officials said on Tuesday.

The attack happened late on Monday night in Mir Ali area, Khalid Khan Wazir, a government official, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The Taliban had gathered in the house when the drones launched their attack, killing nine militants and injuring 12 others, he said.

Marjan, who lives in the area, said the house belonged to a local Taliban commander named Mullahinfo-icon Zirak and all the dead were his fighters.

It is the second known attack in the past 24 hours in the border region. Early Monday morning, six Taliban were killed in a drone attack in South Waziristan.

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