US drone attacks do not stop in flood-hit Pakistan, 20 dead

Pakistani intelligence officials said, four women and three children were among the dead.

US drone attacks do not stop in flood-hit Pakistan, 20 dead

Missiles fired from a U.S. pilotless drone aircraft killed 13 suspected fighters and 7 civilians in Pakistan's North Waziristan on Monday.

Reuters news agency reported, Pakistani intelligence officials said, four women and three children were among the dead.

"The missiles hit a militant compound and a house adjacent to it. We have confirmed reports of 20 dead," said one of the intelligence officials.

Another official said members of the Haqqani network -- one of the most effective group fighting Western troops who occupy Afghanistan -- had been using the compound.

Floods, caused by Monsoon rains, have killed thousands of people and left millions homeless in Pakistan in the last couple of weeks.

Agencies

Last Mod: 25 Ağustos 2010, 11:10
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