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Pakistan: Three killed in U.S. drone strike

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 9 December 2012
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December 09, 2012

Security officials in Pakistan's tribal region said at least three people, including an Al-Qaeda commander, have been killed in a U.S. drone strike.

The attack took place in the Tabi area near Miranshah, the main town of the North Waziristan district bordering Afghanistan.

Officials said that four missiles struck a mud compound.

Reuters cites unnamed military intelligence officials as identifying one of the victims as Mohammad Ahmed Almansoor, a senior Al-Qaeda commander.

A similar attack on December 6 killed another senior Al-Qaeda member.

Hundreds of people have been killed in U.S. drone strikes in northwest Pakistan, where Washington is seeking to root out senior Al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters fueling an insurgency campaign in Afghanistan.

Based on reporting by dpa, Reuters, and AFP

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