Volley of US drone attacks kill 16 Taliban extremists in North Waziristan

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Islamabad, Feb.3 (ANI): A series of drone strikes has killed at least 16 Taliban operatives in terror hot bed North Waziristan.

According to sources, unmanned Predator aircraft showered over 18 missiles at three different locations in Datta Khel village of the region.

"Up to eight US drones fired some 18 missiles at multiple Taliban targets in Datta Khel village," a senior security official told a foreign news agency.

The drones targeted an extremist hideout and terror training centres, which were completely destroyed in the air raid.

There has been a drastic increase in the CIA operated missile strikes in Pakistan's ungoverned tribal regions along the Afghan border since seven US officials were killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan province of Khost last month.

The latest attack is believed to be the deadliest of such strikes in the region so far, as up to eight drones carried out the attacks simultaneously. (ANI)

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