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US drone kills 4 militants in North Waziristan

  • PTI, Peshawar
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  • Updated: Dec 26, 2013 10:38 IST
A US drone strike targeted a house in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region killing at least four suspected militants.
 
Local officials said the drone attack took place late last night and targeted a house in Qutab Khel village, five kilometres from Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan.
 
The area is a stronghold for Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants.
 
The identities of those killed in the strike were not immediately known but officials suspect that they were of Afghan origin.
 
Pakistani government criticises drone strikes as a violation of its sovereignty and counterproductive to anti-terror efforts.
 
NATO supply routes continue to remain blocked in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province due to protests over strikes from the CIA-operated spy planes.
 

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