US drone fires two missiles, kills 3 in Pakistan

US attacks have killed more than 220 people, including foreign fighters, according to "official reports".

US drone fires two missiles, kills 3 in Pakistan
A U.S. drone fired two missiles on Thursday into Pakistan's South Waziristan region on the Afghan border, killing three Pakistani intelligence agents claim "foreign fighters" and wounding one.

One of the two intelligence officials confirming the attack said one missile hit militants travelling in a double-cabin pick-up truck.

"It was a precision strike as there have been no civilian casualties. All the dead and wounded were militants from Turkmenistan," the official said according to Reuters news.

U.S. forces in Afghanistan occupation carried out about 30 missile strikes in Pakistan in 2008, according to a Reuters tally, more than half since the beginning of September, killing dozens of Pakistani civilians.

The attacks have killed more than 220 people, including foreign fighters, according to "official reports".

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