US drone attack kills 25, injures 20 in Pakistan

The News International, Monday Sep 8, 2008

Updated at: 2315 PST, Monday, September 08, 2008

ISLAMABAD: At least 25 people have been killed and 20 injured in the drone missile attack in North Waziristan.

This is the latest in a string of attacks on Pakistani soil from its western borders.

Seven missiles were fired from two suspected U-S predator drones. The missiles hit a small village one kilometer north of Miranshah.

Two drones entered the Danday- darpa-khel area at around 1030 this morning and began firing into the village.

It is believed that those killed include the relatives of Taliban commander Jalaluddin Haqqani who is operative in Afghanistan.

On Friday – a drone missile hit two houses in the Garvek village of North Waziristan and left 3 children and 2 women dead. Seven militants were killed in the attack.

A day earlier a missile strike killed 5 people in North Waziristan while on wednesday US forces landed in south Waziristan in aground assault killing 20 people. The attack brought forth condemnation from all quarters and a resolution was passed in all the assemblies against the attack.

Today’s US attack in North Waziristan is the fourth consecutive strike inside Pakistan.

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