US Drone Strikes Kill 18 Militants in Pakistan

Rezaul H Laskar

Islamabad, Jun 6 (PTI) Days after killing dreaded Pakistani terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri, US drones carried out three attacks, hours apart, in South Waziristan tribal region today, killing 18 suspected militants, including seven foreign fighters, security officials said.

The first attack at 2 am targeted a house near Wana, one of the main towns of South Waziristan Agency. The drone fired two missiles at the house, killing three persons and injuring two more, officials were quoted as saying by TV news channels.

A drone fired two missiles at a madrassa or seminary near Wana at 6 am, killing four persons and wounding three others.

Seven more bodies were pulled out of the rubble of the house and madrassa later, officials said.

Four more suspected militants were killed in the third attack in Shawal area, over 40 km from Wana, at 11:15 am.


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