Officials: Airstrike kills 3 terrorists in Pakistan

September 12, 2010 05:17

MIR ALI, Pakistan — A suspected US missile strike early Sunday killed at least three suspected associates of a warlord who is fighting Western troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials said.

Powerful terrorist leader Hafiz Gul Bahadur struck a truce with the Pakistani military and agreed to stay on the sidelines last year as it waged an offensive in the South Waziristan tribal area against the Pakistani Taliban, a group dedicated to attacking the Pakistani state, among other targets.

Bahadur has focused instead on battling US and NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan

Two Pakistan intelligence officials told The Associated Press that two missiles targeted a home in the North Waziristan tribal area where Gul's associates were believed to be staying. They said three men were believed to be wounded.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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