10 killed in U.S. drone attack in NW Pakistan

14:39, June 19, 2010      

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At least 10 people were killed in the United States drone attack in northwest Pakistan's tribal area of North Waziristan on Saturday morning, local TV channels reported.

Two missiles were fired from an unmanned drone aircraft in Anzar area of Tehsil Mir Ali, North Waziristan tribal area, gripping local residents with fear, local sources said.

Rescue efforts were being hampered as drone is still taking flights in the area, local journalists told media.

This was the 216th drone strike that have killed over 900 people mostly civilians in the troubled northwest tribal areas since 2008.

The United Nations and the Amnesty International in their recent reports have strongly criticized the U.S. unmanned " licensed-to-kill" drone strikes that have killed civilians by an approximate ratio of 25 civilians to one militant.

Source: Xinhua


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