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US drone strike kills at least 13 people in northwest Pakistan

Published on Jul 16, 2014 1:38 PM
 
Pakistani soldiers patrol through a destroyed bazaar during a military operation against Taliban militants, in the main town of Miranshah in North Waziristan on July 9, 2014. A US drone strike hit a suspected militant compound in Pakistan's north-western tribal belt on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, killing at least 13 people, officials said. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANNU, Pakistan (AFP) - A US drone strike hit a suspected militant compound in Pakistan's north-western tribal belt on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people, officials said.

The attack came in North Waziristan, where the Pakistani military is mounting a major offensive aimed at wiping out insurgent bases.

"A US drone fired two missiles targeting a militant compound in Zoi Saidgai area, killing at least 13 insurgents," a senior security official in Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, told AFP.

The official said there had been reports of militants moving to Zoi Saidgai from Miranshah and Mir Ali, the other main town in the area, after the start of the army operation.

 
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