US drone strikes kill 16 in Pakistan

  • AP, Parachinar
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  • Updated: Oct 12, 2012 01:39 IST

US drones fired four missiles at a compound of a Pakistani militant commander in a northwestern tribal region on Thursday, killing 16 militants, while a pair of bombings in another part of the country killed 10 civilians and three security personnel, officials said.

A government administrator in Orakzai region, Salim Khan, said 12 insurgents were also wounded in the drone attack near Biland village bordering North Waziristan. The dead and wounded were fighters loyal to militant commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, based in North Waziristan.


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