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US drone attack kills eight Taliban

In stepped up attacks, a US drone fired missiles hitting a Taliban hideout killing eight militants, including two foreigners, in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region today.

world Updated: Sep 14, 2009 13:46 IST

In stepped up attacks, a US drone fired missiles hitting a Taliban hideout killing eight militants, including two foreigners, in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region on Monday.

The drone fired a missile at the hideout of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan in Turikhel village in North Waziristan Agency, TV news channels reported.

Reports said at least two of the persons killed were foreign militants. Foreigners is the word used by Pakistani officials to describe Al-Qaeda militants.

Media reports had said that as many as 5,000 Uzbek militants are hiding in the Waziristan province.

Today's drone strike was the third within a week in North Waziristan, which is considered a stronghold for the local Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

The missile strike comes as media reports said that the much awaited Pakistan army push into Waziristan would come after the holy month of Ramzan ends next week.