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US military not conducting attacks in Pak: Pentagon

The Pentagon said the US military was not engaged in operations in Pakistan where 18 people were reported killed in a missile strike.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 09:02 IST

The Pentagon said the US military was not engaged in operations in a Pakistani border area where 18 people, including women and children, were reported killed in a missile strike.

"There is no reason to believe the US military is conducting operations there," said Lieutenant Colonel Todd Vician.

Villagers said two helicopters launched missiles and a bomb in the town of Mamund in the Bajur tribal area bordering Pakistan on Friday, destroying three houses.

They said the attack left five women, five children and eight men dead.

One of the houses destroyed in the attack belonged to Gul Zaman, a member of an outlawed Islamic extremist group, they said.

First Published: Jan 14, 2006 09:02 IST