‘Dozens Dead’ in US Drone Strike

'Dozens Dead' in US Drone Strike

BBC23 June 2009 At least 45 people have died in a missile strike by a US drone aircraft in Pakistan, officials there have said. The people killed in South Waziristan region had been attending a funeral for others killed in a US drone strike earlier on Tuesday. Intelligence officials said at least 45 people had been killed and dozens more injured in the later strike, when two missiles were fired. But a local official told BBC News the death toll was more than 50. The region is a stronghold of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8115814.stm

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