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3rd U.S.drone attack reported in NW Pakistan

English.news.cn   2010-09-26 21:34:07 FeedbackPrintRSS

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed in the third U.S. drone attack launched Sunday evening in Pakistan ' s northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, reported local media.

The third attack took place in the same area of the previous two strikes launched on Sunday. Minutes before the third strike, the U.S. drones launched two strikes in the area of Miranshah of North Waziristan which borders Afghanistan.

In the first strike, the U.S. drones fired three missiles at a house located at the Datta Khel road in Miranshah, killing at least four people and injuring two others.

In the second strike, six to seven U.S. drones seen hovering over Miranshah fired five missiles at a target at the Tarmano Road in the area, killing at least three people.

So far, at least nine people were killed in Sunday's U.S. drone strikes.

The third U.S. drone strike launched Sunday accounts for the seventh of its kind over the last week, during which at least over 20 people were reportedly killed, including quite a number of militants.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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