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Two drone attacks kill 16 militants in N. Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, June 12 (KUNA) -- Two drone strikes launched by the US military killed at least 16 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwest tribal area bordering Afghanistan, local media reported on Thursday.
According to media reports, a US drone fired eight missiles in Dande Darpakhel area near North Waziristan tribal area which killed at least ten suspected militants and wounded four others in early hours of Thursday. The drones targeted four different compounds and a pick-up truck. At least five to ten drones were flying in the area near Miranshah tribal area when the strike took place, said the reports.
Late on Wednesday, at least six suspected militants were killed in a US led drone strike in North Waziristan Agency. The unmanned aircraft fired two missiles hitting a vehicle and a compound in Dargah Mandi village in North Waziristan, around 10 kilometers (six miles) west of the main town of Miranshah. The suspected militants parked their vehicle outside a compound and the air strike destroyed both.
The slain men included four Uzbek militants, said the reports. (end) sbk.gta