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Suspected US missile strike kills six in Pakistan: officials

world Updated: Apr 29, 2009 21:16 IST
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A missile strike by a suspected US drone on Wednesday killed at least six people in northwest Pakistan's tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

The strike took place in Kanni Garam village of restive South Waziristan tribal district.

"Six people were killed after a missiles fired from a spy plane hit a vehicle," a security official told AFP.

A local administration official and intelligence officials confirmed the missile strike.

"A nearby house was also damaged in the missile strike," another security official said.

Earlier an official said that according to initial reports a house was hit in the missile strike.

Local resident Israr Jan said that he saw a missile hit a vehicle parked outside a house.

"We were standing at some distance and saw a vehicle being hit by a missile fired from a spy plane," Jan said.

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