MIRAMSHAH, Nov 14: Nine foreigners and four local tribesmen were killed and seven people injured in a missile attack on a residential compound in Shagai village of North Waziristan on Friday.
The attack is believed to have been carried out by a US drone.
Local authorities said that the plane fired three missiles on the house of one Amir Khan. The village in Gariam area is about 40km from here.
Amir Khan’s father was killed last year in a clash with Nato forces in Afghanistan.
This was the second missile attack in a week in the area adjacent to South Waziristan.
Thirteen suspected militants were killed in the last attack on Nov 7.
Intelligence sources said that nine Arabs and the owner of the house were among the 13 people killed in Friday’s attack. However, this could not be confirmed from independent sources.
Local people said that unmanned planes had been continuously flying over Miramshah and other parts of the agency for some days.
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