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NWA drone attack death toll rises to 27.

For the capital of North Waziristan in Pakistan, see Miranshah.

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, May 16, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- The death toll in US drone attack in North Waziristan North Waziristan (Urdu: شمالی وزیرستان) is the northern part of Waziristan, a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and covering some 11 585 km² (4,473 mi²).  tribal region on Saturday has reached to 27. According to according to
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 sources, US drone fired two missiles at a madarssah and a vehicle in Khesoor area in Mir Ali Mir Ali is a town in Pakistan (North Waziristan). In October 2007, a battle killed 175 near the town. See also
  • Battle of Mir Ali
 sub division, killing 27 people and injuring several others. Several persons were trapped under the debris of the madarssah building after the attack. Local people started relief operations after the attack. Tribal sources claimed more casualties and said that several of the wounded were in critical condition. Security forces sources told Private TV Channel the attack killed six fighters, two of them of foreign origin, and wounded several others. It was third such attack this month. This week, eight people were killed in a similar attack in neighbouring South Waziristan. The United States began stepping up drone attacks in Pakistan last year. There has been no let-up since President Barack Obama's administration took office in January, despite complaints from the Pakistani government. The United States has carried out about 40 drone air strikes since the beginning of last year, most since September, killing more than 320 people, Private TV Channel reported Pakistan says the drones violate its sovereignty and undermine efforts to deal with militancy because they inflame public anger and bolster militant support.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 16, 2009
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