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3 killed in U.S. drone attack in NW Pakistan

English.news.cn   2011-01-12 11:16:33 FeedbackPrintRSS

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed and two others injured in a U.S. drone attack launched Wednesday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, reported local Urdu TV channel Geo.

According to the report, the U.S. drone fired two missiles at a house suspected to be a militants' hideout in the Mir Ali area.

Details about the identity of the killed and injured in the strike are not immediately available.

Wednesday morning's strike is the sixth of its kind since the beginning of this year. During the last six strikes launched by the U.S. drones since January, at least 23 people were reportedly killed and nine injured. All the six strikes were launched in North Waziristan, a place bordering Afghanistan and believed to be a stronghold of militants.

Editor: Xiong Tong
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