Drone Strikes Kill 45 in Pakistan


VOA News
July 8, 2009

[efoods]Suspected U.S. drones have launched two missile attacks on Taliban targets in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 45 suspected militants.

Intelligence officials say missiles fired from an unmanned aircraft hit a convoy of vehicles carrying Taliban militants in South Waziristan. At least 35 militants were killed.

Earlier Wednesday, a separate strike on a Taliban training camp killed as many as 10 militants. On Tuesday, a similar attack killed 14 foreign and Pakistani militants in the region.

South Waziristan is a longtime militant stronghold and home to Baitullah Mehsud, a top Taliban commander wanted by both the Pakistani and U.S. governments.

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