15 killed in two drone strikes in Pakistan (Lead)

March 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least 15 suspected militants were killed Tuesday in two drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, media reports said.

In the first strike, drones fired two missiles at a vehicle in Uthghalai village of North Waziristan, killing eight people and wounding two others, Xinhua reported.

In the second strike, seven people were killed in South Waziristan’s Sara Khora village. The drone also fired two missiles at a vehicle suspected to be carrying militants.

The identities of the slain people in both strikes were not available.

At least 76 people have reportedly been killed in drone strikes this year.

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