US Bombs Pakistani Village, Kills 6

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2008 3:10 AM CDT
Map locates Mir Ali in North Waziristan, Pakistan, close to a spot where a suspected US missile strike killed at least three people in a village.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Missiles launched by the US military struck a village in Pakistan's border region this morning killing at least six people, Pakistani officials told the Guardian. Two missiles were fired by a pilotless drone after it was shot at by tribesmen, reportedly striking the home of a local Taliban commander. The Waziristan region has been an increasing source of tension between the US and Pakistan as American forces have launched cross-border attacks against militants. US officials could not be immediately reached for comment.