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A US drone. — File Photo by Reuters

PESHAWAR: Missiles fired by unmanned US drones in Babargarh area at the border region between South and North Waziristan tribal regions killed 17 persons on Sunday.

Four unmanned drones fired ten missiles at three houses near the Pak-Afghan border region killing 17 people unnamed security officials said while talking to Dawn.com.

The suspected hideouts were completely destroyed in the attacks.

The hideouts belonged to Qari Imran, a militant commander believed to be affiliated with the Hafiz Gul Bahadur group, who was the target of the attacks.

Other commanders were also suspected to have been killed in the strikes.

Official sources said that suicide attacks mastermind Wali Muhammad alias "Tufan Mehsud" was among the people killed in the drone attacks. He is said to be the cousin of TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud.

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