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US drone strike kills 8 militants in North Waziristan

Sunday, 5 September 2010 - 7:19pm IST | Place: Peshawar | Agency: PTI
The area where the attack occurred is dominated by the Haqqani network, a militant group led by Afghan warlord Sirajuddin Haqqani.

Eight militants, including three foreign fighters, were killed and 12 more injured when a US drone targeted their compound in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan.

The drone fired two missiles at a compound in Datta Khel village, 45km west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan Agency late last night, security officials said today.

Foreign militants killed in the attack included Arabs and Central Asians linked to al-Qaeda, officials said.

A vehicle was also destroyed in the attack.

The area where the attack occurred is dominated by the Haqqani network, a militant group led by Afghan warlord Sirajuddin Haqqani.

This was the third US drone strike in the region in 24 hours.

The area was targeted by US missiles twice on Friday, killing six militants in the first strike and four foreign militants in another.




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