US missile strike kills 13 in tribal areas of Pakistan

February 28th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by admin  

Peshawar, Feb 28 (ANI): At least 13 alleged al-Qaeda and Taliban rebels were killed in the tribal areas of Pakistan on Thursday in a suspected US missile strike.

According to residents of a village in South Waziristan, a missile blew up a house.

A house used as a den by Al-Qaeda and Afghan Taliban militants was hit by a missile. Thirteen people were killed and around 10 were wounded, a senior Pakistani security official told a foreign news agency.

There was no immediate information about the presence of any high-value target, he added.

Sources said that the missile was fired by a US drone around 2:00 am today.

The residents of the village also said that armed miscreants had cordoned off the site soon after the missile strike, the Dawn reported.

A spokesman for the US-led coalition force based in Afghanistan, however, ruled out US or the separate NATO-headed force involvement in the strike. (ANI)

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