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6 militants die in Pak drone raid

Miranshah (Pakistan), July 10 (Reuters): Missiles from a US drone slammed into a mud house and killed six suspected militants in Pakistan’s rugged northwest today, officials said, as the Pakistani military said it had seized control of 80 percent of a key city from the Taliban.

Drone strikes in Pakistan resumed after a six-month hiatus, days before the military launched an air campaign on June 15 to drive Pakistani Taliban militants out of the remote border region of North Waziristan. Today’s strike in the Datta Khel district killed six militants and injured two, security officials said. The site of the strike was about 45km west of the regional capital of Miranshah, near the Afghan border.

A senior officer took reporters on a tour of the region yesterday to underscore what the military says is a successful offensive to bring under control 80 percent of Miranshah, North Waziristan’s main town.

 
 
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