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March 16, 2008
Missile Strikes Targets Pakistani Terrorists
At least 7 missiles struck a house near the Afghan border identified by local tribesmen as a militant's home, killing a reported 20 people.
Tribesmen also say the missile came from an unmanned drone - almost certainly from inside Afghanistan and probably US in origin:
At least 20 people were killed in a missile strike near the Afghan border on Sunday, state-run Pakistan Television said. The strike destroyed the house of a suspected militant leader, according to a local tribesman. Seven missiles were fired in the strike in the tribal area of South Waziristan, the television report said. The report did not indicate where the missiles came from, but U.S.-led coalition forces based in neighboring Afghanistan have launched attacks inside the Pakistani border in the past.South Waziristan is a hotbed of Taliban activity and the border there leaks like a sieve. The high number of deaths hopefully means we took a lot of the guy's buddies with him.