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10 killed in drone attacks

March 11, 2011

MIRAMSHAH, March 11: US drones attacked two vehicles and later volunteers carrying out rescue work in North Waziristan on Friday, killing eight suspected militants and two civilians.

The attacks were carried out in Mirali and Spinwam tehsils, considered to be Taliban bastions. According to local people, four missiles were fired on a pick-up going from Mirali to Khaisoor village. Four people were killed.

When local people rushed towards the burning vehicle to remove bodies and help the injured, the unmanned plane fired two missiles. Two people were killed and three injured.

Another vehicle was attacked near Ghoroski in Spinwam tehsil, killing four people. According to sources, there were some foreigners among the dead, but the report could not be verified.