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18 killed in drone attack in North Waziristan Agency

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed 9 people on Saturday in North Waziristan Agency, local security officials said. The missiles hit a house in Dashgah village near Datta Khel town, some 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.

“Two US drones fired four missiles and destroyed the house. 9 people were killed in this attack,” a security official based in Peshawar said on condition of anonymity.

The second attack took place in Inzarkas village, around two kilometers from the scene of an earlier drone strike, some 45 kilometers west of Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan.

“The US drone fired two missiles and targeted a vehicle. Nine people have been killed,” a security official in the area said. An intelligence official in Miranshah also confirmed the attack and death toll.-SANA

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