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Drone attack in northwestern Pakistan kills 6

 This Nov. 26, 2008 photo taken in Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan shows  Hakimullah Mehsud who has become the leader of Pakistani Taliban faction a...
 Pakistani officials receive the coffin of a Pakistani engineer who was killed by bomb blasts in Kandahar, as it arrives at the Pakistani border town ...
 Children stand beside a burned Pakistani tanker, which was carrying fuel for NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan, after it was allegedly attacked by ...
 A local resident looks at a burning Pakistani tanker which was carrying fuel for NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan, after it was allegedly attacked...

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This Nov. 26, 2008 photo taken in Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan shows Hakimullah Mehsud who has become the leader of Pakistani Taliban faction a...

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Pakistani officials receive the coffin of a Pakistani engineer who was killed by bomb blasts in Kandahar, as it arrives at the Pakistani border town ...

Pakistan

Children stand beside a burned Pakistani tanker, which was carrying fuel for NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan, after it was allegedly attacked by ...

Pakistan

A local resident looks at a burning Pakistani tanker which was carrying fuel for NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan, after it was allegedly attacked...

A suspected U.S. drone attack killed at least six people and wounded another nine in northwestern Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region Thursday, intelligence officials said.
Two missiles were fired at a suspected militant hide-out in the stronghold of top Taliban commander Waliur Rehman, two intelligence officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
They said their information showed that Taliban fighters were removing the bodies from a destroyed compound.
It was not clear whether the missile strike, in the Kani Guram area of South Waziristan, was aimed at any particular Taliban commander. The same area was hit on Aug. 11 in an attack that killed at least eight people, intelligence officials said at the time.
The United States is suspected of having launched more than 40 missile attacks from unmanned planes on al-Qaida and Taliban targets close to the Afghan border since last year, reportedly killing several top commanders, but also civilians.
Earlier this month, one such strike killed Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.


Updated : 2021-01-16 08:37 GMT+08:00