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Two U.S. pilotless aircraft fired four missiles into a house in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Friday killing 25 people, including women.
The strike came two days after a visit to Islamabad by Admiral Mike Mullen, the top U.S. military official, in which he alleged links between Pakistani security agents and fighters opposing U.S.-led forces across the border in occupied Afghanistan.
The drone strike happened in Mir Ali town, about 35 km (20 miles) east of the region’s main town of Miranshah.
A Pakistani intelligence official in the region who declined to be identified said “they have surrounded the area and are not allowing anybody to go there,” referring to fighters.
Twenty-five bodies had been recovered from the rubble and three women were among those killed, he said.
During Mullen’s visit, a U.S. official said the United States would not stop the drone attacks in Pakistan, despite Pakistani objections.
Earlier, fighters attacked a security post in the northwestern town of Dir killing 10 soldiers, security officials in the region said.
About 30 soldiers were manning the post when fighters attacked on Thursday, they said. Fighting went on for several hours.
In 2009, under US pressure, the military staged operations local fighters from Dir and the neighbouring Swat Valley in an offensive, displacing thousands.