US drone strikes kill 20 militants in Pakistan

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Terrorism in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jun 28: Twenty suspected militants were killed in two US drone strikes in the restive South Waziristan tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Monday, Jun 27.

In the first attack, a drone targeted a vehicle, killing eight suspects militants in Shawal area of South Waziristan Agency. Another drone strike several hours later in Mantoi area, about 30 km from South Waziristan's main town of Wana, killed 12 suspected militants.

The drones fired four missiles at a hideout of militant commander Adam Khan, who is linked to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud. It could not immediately be ascertained whether Mehsud was present at the hideout at the time of the attack.

Reports claimed that Mehsud had been spotted in the area. Adam Khan had set up a training facility for the Taliban in the area.


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