Thursday, March 5, 2015   

Suspected US missile kills 12 in Pakistan
(09-12 15:50)

A missile from a suspected US drone killed 12 people in a Pakistani tribal area where US forces have been aggressively targeting Al-Qaeda militants -- fuelling anger from its key ''war on terror'' ally.

The missile hit a house on the outskirts of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, a local official said, in the fourth such strike in a week aimed at Taleban or Al-Qaeda fighters hiding out in the rugged tribal area.

"The pre-dawn strike destroyed the house and 12 people were killed,'' said the official, adding that another 14 people were wounded.

The 12 were believed to be rebel fighters, locals said, adding that the house hit had been rented by an militant organisation, Al Badar.

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