November 17, 2010
At least 24 people have been killed in three suspected US drone missile strikes in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber region.
Pakistani intelligence and government officials said the barrage of missiles struck two villages in Khyber’s Tirah valley along the Pakistan-Afghan border on Friday.
“We have initial reports of some 24 suspected militants killed in three attacks today,” one
intelligence official in the region said.
It could not be immediately verified from independent sources if all the dead were anti-government fighters, who often dismiss official death tolls in such attacks.
This article was posted: Friday, December 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm