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Monday, June 20, 2011

US Drone Attack Kills 6 in NW Pakistan

Nothing like starting a Monday off right.

Pakistani officials say U.S. drones fired missiles Monday at a vehicle and a house in the northwest tribal district of Kurram near the Afghan border, killing at least six suspected militants.

U.S. drone strikes routinely target militants holed up in Pakistan's tribal belt, but the operations are normally concentrated on insurgent strongholds in Waziristan, rather than Kurram.

Earlier Monday, officials in northwest Pakistan said dozens of militants attacked the homes of two anti-Taliban tribal elders, killing at least four people and wounding several others.

Authorities say nearly 70 militants participated in the attack on the homes of Malik Ghazi and Malik Gula in the Mohmand tribal area near Afghanistan. Ghazi was wounded in the attack.

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