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6 suspected militants killed in Waziristan drone strike

6 suspected militants killed in Waziristan drone strike

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:41

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Six suspected insurgents were killed and four others were wounded in a drone attack in Pakistaninfo-icon's North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border on Monday.

Pakistani media, monitored here, indicated the death toll could go up as some of the injured were in critical condition. The unmanned aircraft struck a compound in the Shahi Khel area of Shawwal sub-district. 

According to DawnNews, the drone fired two missiles at the compound, but identity of those killed could not be ascertained immediately. Shawal valley, off-limit to journalists, lies on the border between North and South Waziristan.

In June last year, the Pakistan military launched a counter-insurgency offensive codenamed 'Zarb-i-Azb' in the region. On January 15, seven suspected militants were killed, and five others injured in a similar raid in South Waziristan.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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