Deadly US drone attack hits N. Waziristan

The United States has carried out 13 drone strikes in Pakistan this year, according to a Reuters tally, compared with 51 last year and 32 in 2008.

Deadly US drone attack hits N. Waziristan

A U.S. drone attack killed five people in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Sunday, Pakistani security officials said.

Sunday's two-missile strike was on a "militant" compound near the town of Mir Ali, 280 km (175 miles) southwest of Islamabad, the Pakistani security officials told Reuters news agency.

There was no information about the identity of those killed, they said.

The attack came as U.S. forces spearhead one of NATO's biggest offensives against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The United States has carried out 13 drone strikes in Pakistan this year, according to a Reuters tally, compared with 51 last year and 32 in 2008.

Reuters

Last Mod: 15 Şubat 2010, 11:24
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