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17 killed in Pakistan drone strikes

world Updated: Aug 26, 2012 11:53 IST

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At least 17 suspected militants were killed on Friday in drone strikes launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.

Five drones fired six missiles at three different targets in North Waziristan around noon, Xinhua reported citing Urdu TV channel Aaj.

Three houses in Dandra, Darray Nashtar and Maki Ghar in Shawal region were targeted in the strike.

Geo News said 16 people were killed and at least 14 injured.

The identities of the victims were not known.

Friday's drone strike came just a day after Pakistan summoned a US diplomat in Islamabad to protest the strikes launched prior to or during Eid-ul-Fitr.