Missile attacks kill 50 in South Waziristan
Dawn Report, 24 June, 2009
TANK/WANA: At least 50 people, including an important militant commander, were killed in a series of suspected US missile strikes in South Waziristan on Tuesday. (According to Reuters, 45 militants were killed in two air strikes.)
Security officials said the drones fired missiles when Sangeen, an Afghan commander of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, was holding a meeting soon after the funeral of an associate of Baitullah Mehsud in Lataka area.
They said that apparently the drones remained in the air after the first strike as it also targeted some vehicles in which the militants were fleeing.
The commander, along with other militants, had attended the funeral of Khog Wali, who was earlier killed in another drone attack, along with five others, in Bekh Mary Langara area.
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