Suspected US drone attack kills 14 in Pakistan

March 13th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least 14 people have been killed in a suspected US drone attack on a Taliban training centre in northwestern Pakistan, the News reported Friday.
The late Thursday attack in Barjo village of the Kurram tribal district bordering the Afghan province of Khost also injured more than 40 people, mostly militants, the report said, quoting sources.

“The drone fired two Hellfire missiles on a house where local militants were residing,” an official told the newspaper.

Most of those killed were believed to be locals, Afghan Taliban or Al Qaeda-linked foreign fighters, he said on condition of anonymity.

In the past four months, US forces have carried out about 36 air raids, killing dozens of suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in the restive tribal regions along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

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