At least 18 suspected militants killed in North Waziristan drone attack

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PESHAWAR: At least 18 suspected militants were killed on Wednesday in a US drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal region’s Dattakhel area. However, the information could not be independently verified.

Intelligence sources said the drone fired missiles on a compound in Saidgai area of Dattakhel as a result of which the compound was completely destroyed whereas 18 suspected militants were killed.

Four missiles were fired from the drone and the death toll is likely to rise.

A vehicle has also been destroyed in the strike and at least five drones were still seen to be hovering in the area.

The identities of those killed in the strike have not yet been ascertained.

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