Pakistan: Number of people killed in US strike rises to 14

June 6, 2011 07:58


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WANA, Pakistan - A missile strike by a suspected US drone aircraft on Monday killed at least 14 militants in Pakistan's South Waziristan region on the Afghan border, intelligence officials said.

US drone attacks along the frontier, seen as a global hub for militants, have come into sharper focus since Pakistani officials said senior al Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a drone strike late on Friday.

"The missiles hit a militant compound in the mountains near Wana," a local intelligence official said, referring to the main town of the ethnic Pashtun South Waziristan region.

Intelligence officials said two drone strikes hit the compound and a nearby Islamic seminary, killing 14 people, including seven foreigners. Some were killed as they were retrieving the bodies of comrades killed in the first strike.

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