Pakistan: Suspected US drone strikes kill seven rebels
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Security officials in Pakistan have stated that "[a]t least seven militants" have been killed by suspected US strikes. According to reports, US aircraft fired four missiles in , which killed seven or eight rebels and destroyed two cars parked outside a building.
An intelligence official informedthat at least seven militants were killed in the incident while three others were wounded. Two other officials from Miranshah confirmed the reports. The identities of those killed have not been confirmed. Officials said the area was a stronghold of a rebel group headed by , which regularly attacks officials in the country.
The first of the two attacks occurred when two missiles fired at a pair of cars beside a camp located near, North Waziristan, killed six people. The missiles destroyed a nearby compound as well as the vehicles according to officials. Officials added that two suspected rebels were killed by another drone which was fired near the bank of a river close to the camp. These were the ninth and tenth drone strikes carried out in the month of October. September had seen twenty one such strikes, which was the highest number of monthly airstrikes in Pakistan.
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