Pakistan drone attack toll rises to 16
About 15 others were injured, Xinhua quoted the Urdu channel Geo TV as saying. The pilotless aircraft fired four missiles at the compound, killing seven on the spot.
Nine others succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital. The seminary was run by Maulvi Shakirullah, a close aide of the Taliban's Haqqani Network. It was not immediately clear if he was among the dead.
The attack comes following widespread condemnation of the Taliban for shooting and grievously injuring a teenage girl who advocated girls' education in the country. Malala Yousufzai was attacked Tuesday in front of her school in the Swat Valley. She is currently being treated at a hospital in Rawalpindi. Her condition is serious.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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