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Five killed in drone strike in Pakistan

Five persons were killed and one injured when a US drone targeted a vehicle in the restive North Waziristan tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Saturday, sources said.

world Updated: Nov 13, 2010 18:30 IST

Five persons were killed and one injured when a US drone targeted a vehicle in the restive North Waziristan tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Saturday, sources said.

The unmanned spy plane fired two missiles at the vehicle in Hamzolay town near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan Agency.

The vehicle burst into flames after being hit by the missiles. There was confusion over the identity of those killed in the missile strike.

Some reports said the dead were suspected militants while Geo News channel quoted its sources as saying that they were local tribesmen.