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Drone strike kills six Pakistani militants

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Nov 11, IRNA -- At least six suspected militants were klled in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region along Afghan borer on Thursday, security sources in the region said.

Missiles hit hideout of suspected militants in Gulli Khel village in Ghulam Khan area, some 8 kilometer west of Miransha, the center of North Waziristan, they said.

Sources said the slain militants had arrived from Afghanistan’s eastern border province of Khost and were staying with local Taliban militants.

Two pilotless aircraft fired six missiles on the house, local tribesmen said. They said that the explosions were also heard in Miranshah.

It was the second strike in three days and on Tuesday a strike had killed nine people.

The area is the stronghold of Haqqani netwrork, being run by Sirajuddin Haqqani, son for former Taliban minister Jalaluddin Haqqani.

The United States has stepped up drone strikes in the region and has conducted around 90 attacks this year in Waziristan region.

Also on Nov. 3rd, the pilotless U.S. aircraft rained missiles in three strikes at different locations in the region where the United States CIA considers as home of Taliban leaders Hakimullah Mehsood, Hafiz Gul Bahadur and Mulla Nazir, killing at least 11 people.

They are accused of also sending fighters to Afghanistan for attacks on US and NATO forces.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30069953

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