missile attack kills 10 Arabs in Pakistan
Suspected missile attack kills 10 in Pakistan
Security official says U.S. forces fired at house near Afghan border
updated 12:10 a.m. ET, Thurs., Feb. 28, 2008
WANA, Pakistan - A missile struck a house in a Pakistani region known as being a safe haven for al-Qaida early on Thursday, killing 10 suspected militants including foreigners, intelligence officials and residents said.
The attack took place near Kaloosha village in the South Waziristan tribal region on the Afghan border.
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"The blast shook the entire area," said resident Behlool Khan.
A security official said he believed the missile was fired by U.S. forces who are operating in neighboring Afghanistan, and the house that was hit belonged to a Pashtun tribesman, Sher Mohammad Malikkheil, also known as Sheroo, who was known to have links with militants.
"Ten people, most of them believed to be of Arab origin, were killed and seven wounded," said an intelligence official, who declined to be identified.
Arabs killed, in Paki, that has to be good news, hmmm wonder who?