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Pakistan: US Drone Strike Kills 5 Militants


Pakistani officials say a U.S. drone aircraft has fired missiles at a vehicle in the northwest tribal region near the Afghan border, killing at least five suspected militants.

The officials said the strike happened Thursday in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.

It is the second suspected U.S. missile strike in the tribal region this week. Pakistani officials said a drone attack Tuesday killed at least three suspected militants in South Waziristan.

Pakistani officials have called for an end to the strikes, which they say violate the country’s sovereignty. U.S. officials have never publicly acknowledged the use of drone strikes against militants inside Pakistan, but have privately confirmed their existence to various media outlets.

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