3 US missile attacks kill 18 in northwest Pakistan

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 1, 2011 16:44




PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Three US missile strikes hours apart killed 18 people in a militant stronghold near the Afghan border in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

At least nine people were killed in the first strike when missiles destroyed a moving vehicle in the North Waziristan tribal region, the officials said.

Two hours later drones fired more missiles that struck people who had gathered to retrieve the bodies, killing five. A third strike Saturday evening once again targeted a moving vehicle in the Mohammed Khel area of North Waziristan, killing four people, they said.


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