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Ten People Killed by US Drone Attack

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MIRANSHAH: A US drone fired two missiles into a house in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on Sunday, killing at least 10 rebels, local security officials said.

The strike took place in Inzarkas village, 50 kilometres (31 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district, known as a hub for Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants.

“The missiles struck a militant compound in the village, killing at least ten rebels,” a senior Pakistani security official in the area said on condition of anonymity.

Another security official confirmed the strike and casualties but said the nationalities of those killed in the attack were not yet known.

He said: “The compound became suspicious as it was being used by foreigners.”

Pakistani officials use the term “foreigners” for Al-Qaeda linked militants operating in the tribal regions.

US Drone Attack in Pakistan

US Drone Attack in Pakistan

“It was, however, not immediately known if any high-value target was present in the area at the time of attack,” the official said.

US forces have been waging a covert drone war against Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked commanders in the country’s northwestern tribal belt, where militants have carved out havens in mountainous areas outside direct government control.

More than 900 people have been killed in over 100 drone strikes in Pakistan since August 2008.

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