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- Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - From Print Edition


MIRANSHAH: Six people were killed and two others injured in a US drone attack on a house in the Dre Nishtar area in the remote and mountainous Shawal Valley, North Waziristan Agency, on Tuesday.


Tribal sources said the drone fired two missiles at a house, killing six people on the spot and injuring two others. Sources said four US spy planes were seen flying over the area during the missile attack on the house. According to sources, bodies of the slain people were beyond recognition and there was no way to ascertain the identity of slain people. Often the dead are described as militants.


This was the first attack by the CIA-operated pilotless planes in North Waziristan after the local Taliban, led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, banned the anti-polio immunisation campaign in the tribal region as a mark of protest against the US drone strikes.