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US drone attack kills five in Pakistan

world Updated: Sep 08, 2009 09:48 IST
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Five people were killed and six others wounded on Monday in a US drone attack in northwest Pakistan, the Online news agency reported.

A US drone fired two missiles on a house in Mir Ali tehsil of North Waziristan after information was received that militants were hiding there, an official said.

The house was completely destroyed in the attack.

The injured were taken to Mir Ali Hospital.

Local residents said there were no militants in the house and all the victims are civilians.

The drone, a pilot less aircraft, continued to fly over the area for sometime after the attack, creating panic among the residents, the report said.