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Women, Children Among Eight Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

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19 Apr 09 | OINN

As many as eight people, including women and children were killed and several others injured in the suspected US drone attack on Gangi Khel area of Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan Agency on Sunday morning, locals said.

However, the political administration and other sources denied reports of any loss of lives in the attack, saying no causality happened in the attack but the attack hit an explosive laden vehicle parked inside a house.

According to details, the suspected US drones kept flying over the area the whole night and cause panic in the area but on Sunday’s morning it fired two missiles at a house in Gangi Khel area, damaging two explosive lad vehicles parked in the house, however, no casualty was reported.

Sources of political administration said two explosives laden vehicles were targeted in the attack and caused no casualty.

According to locals, sounds of powerful explosions were echoed after the attacks.

While, according to a private TV channel, the drone targeted a house, located in the area of Taliban commander, Mulla Faqir Mohammad, killing eight persons, women and children among them, and several others injured. >>>

h/t: Jason Ditz

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19 April 2009 at 7:55 pm

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