US missile attack kills three 'militants' -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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US missile attack kills three ‘militants’

WANA, Jan 2: A US missile attack in Laddha area of South Waziristan killed three suspected militants and injured three others on Friday.

According to local people, a drone fired two missiles on a government primary school for girls in the Maidan Narry area, considered to be a stronghold of Baitullah Mehsud, the chief of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

Sources said that militants had occupied the school building and were using it as a hideout. The missiles reduced the building into rubble. Three bodies and three injured were found in the debris. The sources said two of the militants killed belonged to Punjab, known locally as ‘Punjabi Taliban’.

The injured were local tribesmen who were taken to the Arif Helath Centre in Makeen.

Meanwhile, seven tribesmen going from Laddha to Makeen were injured when their vehicle hit an explosive device placed on the road.

Source: Dawn

Date:1/3/2009