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Strikes kill several militants in Pakistan

Latest update : 2008-08-13

Missile strikes targeting Islamic militants in a tribal region on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border killed up to 10, according to reports. Pakistan has protested such strikes, attributed to US-led forces in Afghanistan.

At least 10 militants were reported killed when four missiles fired from Afghanistan hit their hideouts in a Pakistani tribal area, officials said Wednesday.
  
The missiles struck two militant hideouts in Baghar village in the restive district of South Waziristan on Tuesday night, a senior security official told AFP.
  
"At least 10 militants were killed in the strikes according to our initial reports," he said.
  
"There were reports about presence of Arab, Turkmen and local militants in the two hideouts, run by a local commander Zanjir Wazir," he added.
  
It was not clear whether Wazir was in either of the hideouts when the missiles struck.
  
Al-Qaeda chemical weapons expert Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar was believed to have been killed in a similar missile strike in July.
  
The Egyptian, 54, also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri, had a five-million-US-dollar bounty on his head and allegedly ran terrorist training camps in Afghanistan.
  
Pakistan has protested over a wave of missile strikes attributed to US-led forces in Afghanistan in recent months which have killed a number of people.

Date created : 2008-08-13

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