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US drone kills four militants in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 08:11

Islamabad: Four suspected militants were killed and several others injured when a US drone targeted a house in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, security officials said.

The CIA-operated spy plane fired missiles at the house in Datta Khel town of North Waziristan Agency this evening, security officials told TV news channels.

Four suspected militants were killed in the attack, which triggered a fire in the house.

Several militants moved the bodies to an undisclosed location.

Hours before the attack, several drones were seen hovering over the area, local residents said.

The Datta Khel area is considered a safe haven for Taliban and al Qaeda elements and has frequently been targeted by US drones over the past few years.

The town had witnessed another drone strike on March 22 that killed four militants.

The drone strikes are opposed by the Pakistani government, which describes them as counter-productive and a violation of the country`s sovereignty.


First Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 08:11
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