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US drones kill 127 in two days

London: At least 127 people have been killed in separate US spy planes attack in Somalia and Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt within last two days.

On Thursday, at least 41 people were killed and 33 others were injured when US military launched a drone strike in the outskirts of Hoomboy town, which is situated in Somalia’s southern region of the Middle Juba.

The aerial attack followed a US spy plane against Jamame town in Somalia’s southern Jubbada Hoose region. At least 28 people were killed and dozens others were wounded in the attack.

Meanwhile, at least three people were killed in a CIA operated US drone attack on Pakistan’s northwestern region of North Waziristan bordering Afghanistan on Thursday.

The attack took place in Darpa Khel village, which is located about four kilometers (two miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in the district of North Waziristan.

Local security officials said that a drone fired two missiles on a compound in the attack and killed at least three people.

On Wednesday, the US remote-controlled spy planes launched aerial attacks on Qeydar and Marodile villages, which are situated between Guriceel and Balanbale districts in Somalia’s central region of Galguduud.

Somali tribal elders said that at least 38 people were killed and more than 74 people were also injured in the strikes.

Earlier in the day, 20 people were killed and 60 others were injured after a US drone attack on the outskirts of Kismayo, a port city on Somalia’s Indian Ocean coast located some 500 kilometers (310 miles) south of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

The US officials said that its remote-controlled unmanned drones target militants. However, reports have shown that most of those killed in such aerial attacks were civilians.