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5 killed in Waziristan drone strike

5 killed in Waziristan drone strike

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Mar 16, 2011 - 12:00

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): Five suspected Talibaninfo-icon insurgents were killed on Wednesday in a US drone strike in Pakistaninfo-icon's troubled tribal region of North Waziristan, near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, officials said.

Five fighters were killed and two others wounded, when the drone fired five rockets at a vehicle in the Datakhel area North Waziristan, an official in Miran Shah City, Azam Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Local Taliban fighters were in the vehicle which was hit by rockets, a resident of the area, Khyal Mir, said.

After the incident, Taliban fighters cordoned off the area and took away the dead bodies, he said.

It was the 10th drone attack this month in Waziristan in which nearly 50 people have been killed.

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