14 suspected Taliban killed, many injured in US drone strike in South Waziristan

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Islamabad, July 7 (ANI): At least 14 suspected Taliban insurgents were killed when a US Predator aircraft fired several missiles on a militant hideout in South Waziristan on Tuesday.

According to sources, the US drone fired two missiles at a suspected hide out of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud in Zangra area of Ladha tehsil of the province, killing 14 persons on the spot besides injuring several others.

This is the third such attack in the region in less than a week, where the government has announced an all out military offensive against Mehsud.

More than 35 missile strikes have killed over 350 people since August 2008, fanning hostility against the United States and the government in Pakistan, where more than 1,700 people have died in extremist bombings in two years.(ANI)

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