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Pakistan: US drone strike kills eight people in North Waziristan

19th Jul 2014
Pakistan: US drone strike kills eight people in North Waziristan

Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least eight suspected militants were killed in a drone strike in Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region early Saturday.

Intelligence sources said that around 3am, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fired two missiles on a compound in Doga Madakhel village of Dattakhel tehsil, around 36 kilometres west of North Waziristan’s capital Miramshah.

The strike left at least eight militants dead, including some high value target, they said.

According to local sources, the militants killed belonged to the Punjabi Taliban faction of the Pakistani Taliban as the compound hit by the missiles belonged to Punjabi Taliban.

The identity of those killed, however, could not yet be ascertained.

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