US missile strike kills 6 as Pak PM in Washington

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was in Washington on Monday and due to hold talks later with President George W. Bush.

US missile strike kills 6 as Pak PM in Washington
A suspected U.S. missile strike on Monday killed at least six people in a Pakistani region, intelligence officials and residents said.

The attack took place near Azam Warsak village in the South Waziristan tribal region, bordering Afghanistan.

"At least three missiles struck the house at around 4:00 a.m. (2200 GMT), killing six people and wounding three," an intelligence official in the region said.

Another intelligence official, who declined to be identified, said the dead included three foreigners and three local men.

Residents said they heard the sound of a drone aircraft engine, suggesting that missile may have been fired by U.S.-controlled unmanned Predator.

"Some incident did take place but what kind of strike it was, whether it was missile or rocket attack or bomb explosion, we don't know," said military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas.

"Coalition forces don't share information about any strike with us prior to any attack," he said.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was in Washington on Monday and due to hold talks later with President George W. Bush. Drone missile strikes have killed dozens of civilians this year.

Reuters
Last Mod: 28 Temmuz 2008, 12:12
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