Nine killed, several others injured in US drone strike in South Waziristan

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Islamabad, July 8 (ANI): In yet another US drone strike, at least nine suspected Taliban insurgents were killed and several others injured in South Waziristan on Wednesday.

Unmanned Predator aircraft fired two missiles targeting a militant hideout in Karwan Manza area of the region killing nine people on the spot besides wounding several others, The News reports.

This is the fourth such attack in the region in less than a week, where the government has announced an all out military offensive against the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud.

The United States has never confirmed that it is carrying out missile hits inside Pakistan's geographical territory, and Islamabad too has been complaining about the drone attacks.

But it is believed that both countries are working closely to hunt down the Taliban chief.

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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