8 killed in attack

PESHAWAR - A suspected US drone attack killed up to eight people in a remote Pakistani tribal area near the Afghan border yesterday, the second such strike in a few days.

PESHAWAR - A suspected US drone attack killed up to eight people in a remote Pakistani tribal area near the Afghan border yesterday, the second such strike in a few days.

Security officials said no high-value targets were hit in the strike in the village of Sara Khwara, about 25km from the area's main town Wana and just a few kilometres from the Afghan border. Wana is a stronghold of Maulvi Nazir, a key Taliban commander accused by the US of recruiting and sending fighters to Afghanistan to attack US and Nato forces. - Sapa-AFP

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