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US targets Haqqani Network in North Waziristan

The US has conducted another attack inside Pakistan’s tribal areas. More than twenty people have been reported killed after the US fired multiple missiles at a home and madrassa, or religious school, owned by the Haqqani family in a village in North Waziristan. Today’s attack inside Pakistan is the seventh reported strike in nine days, and the fourteenth such such this year.

Pakistani sources said a swarm of Predator unmanned aircraft fired ten missiles at a Haqqani compound in the village of Danday Darpakhel near Miranshah. Siraj Haqqani, the son of the notorious Taliban commander Jalaluddin Haqqani, is said to have run the madrassa.

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