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US drone attack kills five militants in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 23:56

Islamabad: At least five suspected
militants were killed and several others injured when a US
drone targeted a vehicle in the restive South Waziristan
tribal region of Pakistan on Monday.

The CIA-operated drone carried out the attack in
Birmal area of South Waziristan Agency, TV news channels
quoted officials as saying.

The unmanned plane fired two missiles at the vehicle,
destroying it.

The exact identity of the five men killed in the
attack could not immediately be ascertained.

The US has continued its controversial drone
campaign in Pakistan`s tribal belt despite strong protests
from Islamabad, which says the attacks are counter-productive
for the war on terrorism and alienate tribesmen.


First Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 23:56

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