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US drone strikes kill scores in Waziristan

US drone strikes kill scores in Waziristan

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Jul 12, 2011 - 11:03

 

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): US drone strikes killed up to 31 individuals Monday night in North and South Waziristan, part of Pakistaninfo-icon’s restive tribal belt.

Ghulam Ali, a Pakistani official in the area, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a US drone fired 10 missiles at a vehicle and a house in the Gerwek area of North Waziristan around 9 pm Monday, killing more than 10 Talibaninfo-icon fighters and critically wounding a number of others.

But a tribal elder of the area, Mira Khan, said 25 people were killed and scores were injured in the strike. He added that four missiles were fired on a vehicle, destroying the vehicle and the houses in the vicinity.

Separately, another US drone targeted a vehicle in the Barmal tribal area of South Waziristan last night, killing 6 people and wounding five others, said a local Pakistani official on condition of anonymity.

  Meanwhile, five Pakistani Taliban were killed in an operation conducted by Pakistani forces in Orakzai Agency on Monday. 

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