Suspected U.S. drone attack in Pakistan' tribal area, 5 killed 2009-06-18 15:08:38   Print

    ISLAMABAD, June 18 (Xinhua) -- A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles in Pakistan's tribal region on Thursday and five people were killed, local TV channels reported.

    The drone fired four missiles in Shahalam area of South Waziristan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan, according to DAWN NEWS TV channel.

    One of the missiles hit a militants' training camp, said the DAWN NEWS report.

    Another TV channel Geo reported that the missiles struck a base of a Pakistani Taliban commander Wali alias Malang and the missiles hit a few buildings in the Shahalam village, some eight kilometers from Wana, the center of South Waziristan.

    Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan have witnesses suspected U.S. drone attacks. The Pakistani government has repeatedly protested against the drone attacks, terming them "counter-productive" in the fight against terrorism.

Special Report: Pakistani Situation

Editor: Deng Shasha
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