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US Missile Attack Kills Five in N-Waziristan

Posted by on Saturday, December 20, 2014, 13:57
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A missile attack killed at least five militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal region near the Afghan border on Saturday, security officials said, warning that the death toll was expected to rise.

US Missile Attack

US Missile Attack

The incident was confirmed by local intelligence sources.

The army has been waging a major offensive against longstanding Taliban and other militant strongholds in the restive tribal areas on the Afghan border for the last six months.

But a series of fresh strikes after Tuesday’s Peshawar attack, which left 149 people dead — most of them children, suggest the military is stepping up its campaign.

As the Peshawar tragedy unfolded, army chief General Raheel Sharif said the attack had renewed the forces’ determination to push for the militants’ “final elimination”.

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