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Alleged militant killed in airstrike

October 17, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A suspected U.S. missile strike killed an alleged foreign militant in a Pakistani tribal area considered a haven for the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and a suicide bombing left four security personnel dead, officials said.

The missile strike hit a house in the lawless South Waziristan region along the border with Afghanistan, considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden and his lieutenant, Ayman Zawahiri.

Two Pakistani intelligence officials said that reports from informants and field agents suggested that a foreign militant died in the attack and that another was injured.

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