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Waziristan done strikes claim 15 lives

Waziristan done strikes claim 15 lives

Jun 06, 2011 - 13:19

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): Eighteen people were killed in a series of US drone strikes in Pakistaninfo-icon's South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, officials said on Monday.

The first raid took place late on Sunday night, followed by a second on Monday morning in the Barmal area near Wana, the agency headquarters, a local official said.

Fourteen suspected militants, including seven foreigners, were killed in the raids, Sabir Mehsud told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Hours later, a predatory drone fired a missile at a vehicle in the Darnashtra area of Shawal sub-district, killing another four rebels.

The first attack occurred at 2am in the Manizai neighbourhood of Barmal, where seven bodies were found later on, said resident Haji Dilbar. The second strike that happened at 6am killed eight rebels.




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