Deadly US drone attack hits Pakistan

More than 900 people have been killed in over 100 drone strikes in Pakistan since August 2008.

Deadly US drone attack hits Pakistan

A US drone fired two missiles into a compound in Pakistan's northwest tribal belt on Sunday, killing at least 10 in the attack, local security officials said.

The attack was in Dattakhel village, about 60 km (40 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan on the Afghan border.

"The compound has been destroyed completely. It's been cordoned off by Taliban and we got information that they've recovered at least six bodies," said an intelligence agency official in the region, who declined to be identified.

A senior security official put the death toll at 10, while another said nine had been killed. There was no information about the identity of those killed, they said.

Some pilotless aircraft were still flying over the area, a villager told Reuters by telephone.

US forces have been waging a "covert" drone offensive against suspected Taliban fighters in the country's northwestern tribal belt.

More than 900 people have been killed in over 100 drone strikes in Pakistan since August 2008.


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