US drone attack kills seven in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and two injured in a US drone attack in Pakistan.

The drone attack came in the country's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan Sunday afternoon, Xinhua reported citing media reports.

Local Urdu TV channel ARY quoted unidentified government sources as saying that the attack occurred around 3 p.m. when US drones fired four missiles at two houses suspected of being a militant hideout in the Shawal area of North Waziristan, a tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

Sunday's incident was the 19th of its kind in Pakistan in 2013. At least 110 people have been killed in such strikes across the country this year.


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