PAKISTAN: US missiles salvo kills 18

The Nation, Nov 16, 2011

PESHAWAR – At least 18 persons were killed when a barrage of US missiles targeted two houses in South Wazirsitan on Wednesday. Sources said five US drones fired up to 10 missiles into two suspected compounds of militants in Bobar Ghar area of South Waziristan Agency, killing 18 persons including four prominent Taliban commanders. There were reports that “some foreigners” were also killed.

The militants who died in the attacks were identified as Maulvi Mukhlis, Abu Nasir, Abdul Saleem and Arab national Zobian. It was not confirmed that the rest of the killed were Taliban militants or innocent people.

Sources said the compound was owned by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan which was a base camp of the militia and was completely destroyed in the strike.

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