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Monday, September 12, 2011
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MIRAMSHAH: Five persons were killed and some others sustained injuries in a US drone attack on a house and a vehicle at Hasukhel village in Mir Ali subdivision in North Waziristan on Sunday, tribal sources said.


Sources said the drone fired two missiles and hit a house and a double cabin pickup truck parked there. The villagers said five bodies were pulled out of the rubble of the house that collapsed in the attack. They said some of the injured were pulled out of the debris and taken to a local private health facility.


The locals said a group of armed militants later arrived there and took control of the area and started rescue work. Sources feared the death toll could rise as rescue workers searched for bodies and injured in the debris of the collapsed structure of the house.