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Six killed in N. Waziristan missile attack

September 01, 2008


MIRAMSHAH, Aug 31: Six people were killed and eight others injured in a mysterious missile attack on a residential compound in Ghundi village of North Waziristan on Sunday.

It was not clear if the missile had been fired from a US drone, but some local people reported seeing an unmanned aircraft flying over the area.

According to AFP news agency, most of the dead were foreign militants, including Arabs and Uzbeks.

“A plane was hovering over the area when a loud explosion occurred,” said a resident of the village.

He said that spy planes were regularly flying over the region which had caused fear among tribesmen.

Local people said that the missiles struck a portion of the residence of Nasir Dawar.

The injured were immediately taken to unknown locations. This was the fourth missile attack in the tribal region during August.

On Saturday, a house came under attack in South Waziristan and four people, including two Canadians of the Arab origin, were killed.

Meanwhile, militants killed a watchman of the local Intelligence Bureau office.

Sher Baz Khan, an Afghan national, had been kidnapped from outside the office in Miramshah on Friday and his body was found on the Razmak-Eisha road on Sunday.