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U.S. Predator Strike Kills 25 In North Waziristan

The US carried out a Predator airstrike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan today, killing 25 people in an area known to host terrorist training camps. The attack took place just one day after the top US military leader visited Islamabad in an attempt to patch up a troubled relationship between the two countries.

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A pair of the unmanned US Predator strike aircraft, or the more deadly Reapers, fired four missiles at a compound in the village of Spinwan near Mir Ali in North Waziristan. Initial reports indicated that five terrorists were killed, Pakistani intelligence officials told Reuters. But officials later said 25 people were killed, including three women. "Foreigners" were also reported to have been killed.

The target of the strike was fighters under the command of North Waziristan Taliban leader Hafiz Gul Bahadar. Taliban fi


Added: Apr-22-2011 Occurred On: Apr-22-2011
By: marinemom
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Tags: Pakistan, North Waziristan, predator strike, predator, reaper, taliban, al qaeda
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