12 killed in U.S. drone attack in Pakistan

Jan. 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- At least 12 suspected militants died in three separate U.S. drone attacks in Peshawar, Pakistan, military sources told NBC News.

The attacks took place Saturday night in Pakistan's South Waziristan region, NBC News reported Sunday.

Pakistani military officials said the drones fired 10 missiles into three different compounds in the Babar district, killing 12 people and injuring six others. The death toll could rise because dozens of suspected militants were in the compounds at the time of the attacks, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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