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 GEO Pakistan
 Twenty killed in US drone strikes in N, S Waziristan
 Updated at: 2123 PST,  Friday, January 23, 2009
Twenty killed in US drone strikes in N, S Waziristan WANA: Twenty people have been killed and several others injured in US drone strikes in North and South Waziristn on Friday.

According to foreign news agencies, the dead include four foreigners.

Three missiles were fired at a house of a man named Khalil in Zera, an area located in North Waziristan, killing 10 people and injuring many others.

The second attack was launched on a house of Dilfaraz in South Waziristan’s area near Wana which also reported to have killed 10 people.

The injured have been shifted to local hospitals.

It was the first suspected US missile strike since US President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Tuesday and comes one day after he appointed Richard Holbrooke as special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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