US drone attacks kill Pakistanis

Two missile attacks by pilotless U.S. drone aircraft on Wednesday killed at least six in Pakistan's North Waziristan, intelligence officials and residents said.

US drone attacks kill Pakistanis


Two missile attacks by pilotless U.S. drone aircraft on Wednesday killed at least six in Pakistan's North Waziristan, intelligence officials and residents said.

The first strike, made up of five missiles, targeted a compound and a vehicle in Mazoni village, about 10 km (6 miles) west of North Waziristan's main town of Miranshah.

Two missiles were fired into Datta Kheil area, 40 km (25 miles) west of Miranshah, in the second attack.

"The death toll may rise, but so far we have information that six militants were killed in both incidents," said an intelligence official in Miranshah.

Elsewhere, a group of fighters attacked a security checkpoint early on Wednesday on the outskirts of Peshawar, the provincial capital of the North West Frontier Province, killing three paramilitary troops and two policemen, said police official Zubair Khan.

Also, fighters burned a tanker carrying fuel for Western forces in neighbouring Afghanistan in the country's northwestern Khyber region. No casualties were reported.


Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Mart 2010, 12:46

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