US drone attack kills three in Pakistan

2014-10-09 15:35
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Islamabad - At least three people were killed Thursday morning when suspected US drones targeted rebels in Pakistan's restive north-western tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.

The pilotless aircraft targeted a compound in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, one of the region's seven districts.

A security official said that three militants were killed, but did not confirm the identity of the targets.

A similar attack on Wednesday night killed two militants in Data Khel, another security official said.

The latest strikes came as Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited North Waziristan for the first time since military launched a major offensive there against al-Qaeda linked Taliban rebels in June.

Addressing the soldiers near Miranshah Sharif said that it was a difficult war as the enemy was "invisible".

"But we will won the war and it will bring peace in the country," he said.

He did not comment on the latest attack in the US drone campaign, which Pakistan considers a violation of its sovereignty.

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