Five foreign militants killed in missile strike

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Islamabad, Sep 5 (UNI) Five foreigners, allegedly militants, were killed in a missile attack by a suspected unmanned US plane in the Momadkhel village of North Waziristan's tribal region near the Afghan border.

''The drone fired three missiles at a house owned by a tribesman Ferman Dawar near the Afghan border last evening,'' the Dawn newspaper quoted sources as saying.

The local people said the plane flew at a low altitude over the area.

There was an explosion and the house caught fire, the sources said, adding, the villagers retrieved five bodies and rescued three injured from the debris of the house. Their identities could not be ascertained, but official sources said they were all Arabs.

Pakistan's tribal regions of South and North Waziristan have been experiencing missile strikes in the past, which killed dozens of people, including some of the top foreign militants.

Pakistan has repeatedly protested over the wave of missile strikes attributed to US-led forces in Afghanistan in the recent months.

In one of the similar missile strikes in July, Al-Qaeda's chemical weapons expert, Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar, was killed. The Egyptian (54), also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri, had a five million US dollar-bounty on his head and allegedly ran terrorist training camps in Afghanistan.

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