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13 killed in U.S. drone strikes in NW Pakistan

English.news.cn   2010-08-15 11:20:58 FeedbackPrintRSS

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- A total of 13 suspected militants were killed during a U.S. drone attack launched Saturday night in northwest Pakistan, reported local media Express on Sunday.

According to the report, the U.S. drone fired three missiles at a village near Mirali in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan late Saturday night.

Initial reports said that the drone strikes killed eight people and injured five others, and one of the missiles fired hit a house of a tribal man.

Saturday's U.S. drone strikes coincided with Pakistan's Independence Day and this could seriously hurt the feelings of the Pakistani people as many of the people killed in the past drone attacks are reportedly innocent civilians.

Editor: Yang Lina
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