Missile strike from drone in Pakistan kills Taliban commander

A suspected US missile strike in Pakistan has killed 16 people, including a Taliban commander accused of launching cross-border attacks in Afghanistan. Two missiles fired from a drone hit a training camp in the South Waziristan tribal area. Meanwhile, the Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a police station in northern Afghanistan in which one American was reported killed and six people were wounded. In a separate incident, five Afghan civilians were injured when German troops fired at a van that failed to stop at a checkpoint.

From: Deutsche Welle

A Pakistani tribesman stands at a collapsed house hit by the ...
A Pakistani tribesman stands at a collapsed house hit by the missiles in North Waziristan district bordering Afghanistan on October 10, 2008. A Pakistani Taliban commander accused of launching cross-border attacks in Afghanistan was among 16 people killed in a suspected US missile strike, a senior official said Monday.(AFP/File/Thir Khan)

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