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19 killed in US drone attack on militant training camp in North Waziristan

June 8, 2011 - Islamabad

Nineteen people were killed in a US drone attack on a suspected insurgent training camp in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on Wednesday.

The drone strike took place at the Zoynarai village in the Shawal area close to the Af-Pak border at around 12.00 pm.

"In North Waziristan, US drones fired five missiles at a suspected militant training camp, killing 19 militants," Geo TV quoted a senior security official, as saying.

The unmanned drone strikes are carried out by the United States on reportedly "high value targets" in Pakistan, but the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has never officially acknowledged the programme. S officials have defended the strikes as a vital tool in combating terrorism, but critics point out that the bombings have caused massive civilian losses.


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