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Seven militants die in drone attack

July 01, 2012


MIRAMSHAH, July 1: Seven suspected militants were killed when a US drone targeted a house in the Shawal Tehsil of North Waziristan on early Sunday morning.

According to local people, the drone fired two missiles at the house in the Kund Ghar area of Shawal.

A group of men rushed to the place after the attack and retrieved bodies. Drones continued to fly over the area during the day.

Agencies add: The latest attack killed fighters loyal to militant commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, officials said They said some foreign militants belonging to the Turkmenistan Islamic Movement and militants of the Bahadur group were believed to have been killed in the attack.

Two Pakistani intelligence officials said four Hellfire missiles were fired at a house used by suspected militants in Dre Nishter village of North Waziristan. “Two missiles targeted the compound, killing six militants,” the officials said.

A similar attack in the region on June 4 killed 15 militants, including senior Al-Qaeda figure Abu Yahya al-Libi.