Third US drone attack in two days hits Pakistan, kills 6

A U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles on Friday near the Afghan border in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, killing six people in the third missile attack in two days, security officials said.

Third US drone attack in two days hits Pakistan, kills 6

A U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles on Friday near the Afghan border in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, killing six people in the third missile attack in two days, security officials said.

On Thursday, drones launched their heaviest ever strike in Pkistan, firing seven missiles, killing 12 people, security officials said.

The strike hit a village in the Dattakhel region close to North Waziristan's main town Miranshah.

"The US drone missiles hit a house in the mountains. We have reports of three militants killed and five injured. The house was completely destroyed," said an intelligence service official based in Miranshah.

US media have reported that the White House authorised the CIA to expand the use of drones in Pakistan.

Since August 2008, at least 66 such strikes have killed around 628 people.


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