Four children, woman, man killed in Pak in 'US drone attack'

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Miranshah (Pakistan), Sept 6 : Four children, a woman and a man were killed in Pakistan's Miranshah tribal area when a suspected US drone hit two houses here on Friday morning.

Miranshah is located on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in North Waziristan.

"Three missiles were fired from a drone that hit two houses. Four children, a woman and a man have been killed in the attack," the Daily Times quoted Pakistan intelligence officials as saying on condition of anonymity.

According to these officials, the attack occurred at Almakath village in the Gorveek area, 80 km west of Miranshah. The two houses lie at 'zero point' on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Pakistan Army, however, denied that the strike had been carried out in Pakistan's territory. "There was no strike on our side of the border. The news is incorrect," a foreign agency quoted chief military spokesman Athar Abbas as saying.

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