Second drone attack kills 3 in Pakistan's tribal area

22:35, September 14, 2010      

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At least three people were killed Tuesday when a second suspected U.S. drone launched an airstrike at North Waziristan tribal area in northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, local sources said.

The pilotless aircraft fired missiles at a vehicle in Qutub Khel area of North Waziristan, sources told Xinhua.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, a U.S. drone fired three missiles at a house allegedly used by militants in Shawal tehsil, 50 kilometer from Miranshah, the center of North Waziristan, killing at least 10 people.

However, the identity of perished people could not be known as yet as usually drone strikes focus on targeting prominent insurgent militants.

Some 30 people have been killed in six most recent drone strikes in North Waziristan.

More than 1,000 people have so far been killed in over 200 drone strikes in the troubled Pakistani tribal region since Aug. 2008, raising serious concerns over destruction of civilian properties and an alarming civilian death ratio.

Source: Xinhua


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