Sunday, April 29, 2012

3 killed in U.S. drone strike in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, April 29 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed and two others were injured when U.S. drones fired two missiles at a government-run girls high school in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan on Sunday afternoon, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY.

other sources said 2 or 6 killed, several injured
no confirmed reports yet
updates coming up here, as its available

According to the local media reports, the strike took place in Miranshah, a main town of North Waziristan which borders Afghanistan.

Four U.S. drones were seen hovering over the strike area, local media quoted eyewitnesses as saying.

Militants in the area have cordoned off the area following the strike, said local media.

Identities of the victims are not known at this point.

Militants often use schools, even government buildings as hideouts, said local media.

Sunday's U.S. drone strike is the 11th of its kind (counted on daily basis) in Pakistan since this year. Up to date, at least 83 people have reportedly been killed in such strikes in 2012.

The latest strike came at a time when there were reports saying that the talks between Pakistan and the United States to ease the tension between the two countries failed due to differences between the two sides.
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