U.S. drone attack kills 13 in NW Pakistan

08:33, December 28, 2009      

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At least 13 people were killed in suspected United States drone attack in northwest Pakistan's tribal area, local TV channel reported Sunday.

According to details, a missile fired by U.S. unmanned aircraft had initially killed four militants in the border village of Saidgai in North Waziristan tribal agency Saturday.

The death toll in the strike has mounted to 13 on Sunday morning, the private channel GEO News reported.

Following the strike, U.S. B-52 jet plane, along with other spy planes, continued its flights over the tribal areas on Sunday morning, the channel reported.

The flights have reportedly remained confined to areas located in South and North Waziristan Agencies and Kurram Agency, sources claimed.

According to tribal sources, the flights of B-52 jet plane has kept terrifying the people living on the tribal belt for several weeks.

The U.S drones regularly hit hideouts of the militants in the Pakistani tribal region, which Washington considers as the center of Taliban and al-Qaeda remnants. Pakistan opposes the U.S. strikes inside the country's tribal regions and seeks the drone technology. But the U.S. does not accept Islamabad's request.

Source: Xinhua
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