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MIRANSHAH, July 16: A drone strike in North Waziristan’s Datta Khel tehsil has killed 15 people and injured several others on Wednesday, local residents say.

The drone fired four missiles in the latest attack, two each on a house and a vehicle.

It was not immediately known whether those killed were civilians or militants.

On 10 July, a drone strike in North Waziristan killed seven people and injured three others. According to a western media report, more than 2,000 people have been killed in drone attacks since August 2008, with critics saying the strikes cause many civilian casualties.

35 KILLED IN OPERATION: Meanwhile, the security forces claim to have killed 35 militants in fresh action during the ongoing military operation in the agency.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the forces took latest action in Shawal tehsil.