19 killed in drone strike in Pakistan

June 8th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed Wednesday in a drone attack targetting a suspected insurgents training camp close to the Afghan border in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district, local security officials said.

The strike was carried out at Zoynarai village of Shawal area at around noon (0700 GMT), Pakistani officials said.

“In North Waziristan, US drones fired five missiles at a suspected militant training camp, killing 19 militants,” Geo News quoted a senior security official as saying.

The attack and toll was also confirmed by another security official.

North Waziristan is spread over an area of 4,707 sq.km.

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