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05 June 2023

Twelve dead in suspected Pakistan missile strike: officials

By Agencies


At least 12 people were killed in a suspected missile strike in Pakistan's troubled tribal region of North Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan, local officials said on Tuesday.

Intelligence officials said the dead were pro-Taliban militants but residents said they were tribesmen staying at the house of a local elder in Khushali Tari Khel, a village on the outskirts of the town of Mir Ali.

"A missile came from an unknown direction on Monday night and hit the house, after which 12 people have died," a local administration official told AFP. The Pakistani army was not immediately available for comment. (AFP)