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US drone targets house of slain Taliban leader

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, July 26, IRNA -- A US drone struck house of slain Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsood in South Waziristan on Sunday, state television reported.

PTV reported that the US drone aircraft fired four missiles on the house at Shaktoi village.

Baitullah Mehsood was killed with his wife in drone strike at his house on August 5th in 2009.

Private TV channels reported that the Sunday strike killed at least four people and injured five others. It was not clear if any high value target was killed or injured.

It is the 2nd US strike in South Waziristan in two days, which coincided with the visit to Pakistan by the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, who claimed on Saturday that the al-Qaeda chief is hiding somewhere in Pakistan.

He also said Pakistan's border area with Afghanistan is the global headquarter for the Al-Qaida terror network.

At least 16 people were killed in the Saturday’s strike in Angoor Adda in South Waziristan along border with Afghanistan.

Security sources said that several foreigners were among those killed and injured in the strike.

Nearly 1,000 people have been killed in more than 100 drone strikes in Pakistan since August 2008, including a number of high profile militants.

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