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US drone attack in Pak kills 5 militants

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

A US drone strike in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region killed at least five suspected Taliban militants, officials said here today.

The CIA-operated spy plane attacked a hideout of the Pakistani Taliban in Mangroti area of North Waziristan, a senior security official said.

"Five militants were killed and several others injured in the attack," he said.

He said one of those killed was identified as Noor Saeed who was commander of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

The death toll could not be verified through independent sources as the area is out of reach for the media. It was the first strike of 2016 after at least 13 drone attacks last year.

Pakistan opposes the drone attacks and has condemned them as interference in its internal affairs claiming that the strikes kill innocent civilians and help militants to get more recruits.

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First Published: Sat, January 09 2016. 20:02 IST