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Suspected US drone fires missile in Pak, 10 dead

A suspected pilotless US drone aircraft fired a missile in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, a security official and a resident said.

world Updated: Apr 01, 2009 11:51 IST
Reuters

A suspected pilotless US drone aircraft fired a missile in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, a security official and a resident said.

"The missile hit a Taliban headquarters ... we have pulled out 10 bodies," said Jalil Orakzai, a resident of the Khadizai village in the Orakzai ethnic Pashtun tribal region.

A security official confirmed the strike and said the death toll could be higher than 10.

First Published: Apr 01, 2009 11:49 IST