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Monday, April 30, 2012
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MIRAMSHAH: Four persons were killed and three others injured when a US drone attacked a house in North Waziristan Agency on Sunday.Tribal sources said the drone fired two missiles and hit a house near the main bazaar in Miramshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan.


The house immediately caught fire making it difficult for the tribesmen to start rescue work. Also, three drones were flying in the area after the missile attack and the tribesmen feared another attack.


However, the locals later extinguished the fire and retrieved four bodies and rescued three injured persons. The injured were taken to the Agency Headquarters Hospital in Miramshah town where the doctors reported them to be in a stable condition.


Tribal sources said that the bodies of the slain men were burnt beyond recognition. There was no way to ascertain the identity of those killed.It was after a long interval that US drones had attacked a target in North Waziristan.