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Sunday, December 02, 2012
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WANA: Four suspected militants were killed when a US drone fired three missiles and targeted a car in Sheen Warsak village in the South Waziristan tribal region on Saturday.


Two senior government officials based in Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan, said the drone hit a car in Sheen Warsak, sited eight kilometres west of Wana.


They said four people, suspected to be militants belonging to the regional Taliban chief Maulvi Nazir’s group, were killed in the attack.


They said the men were travelling from Wana to Sheen Warsak when they came under attack.


There were also reports that a senior Taliban commander identified as Abdur Rehman was killed in the drone strike.


Official sources said one of the slain men was an Arab national but there was no way to ascertain his identity. Some reports said he was a Yemeni national known as Abdur Rehman al-Yamni. These reports even said that this Arab national had close ties to slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Five people were killed in a drone attack in the same village two days ago.