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4 killed, 3 injured in U.S. drone strike in NW Pakistan

English.news.cn   2012-12-01 20:54:51            

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed and three others injured in a U.S. drone strike launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of South Waziristan on Saturday, reported local media Geo.

The report about the strike came at about 5:40 p.m. local time when U.S. unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a house suspected of being a militant hideout in the Shane Warsak area of Wana, capital town of South Waziristan, a militancy-plagued mountainous region bordering Afghanistan.

Identities of the drone strike victims are not known at this point.

Saturday's U.S. drone strike is the second of its kind in the afore-said area over the last three days. On Thursday, U.S. drones launched a strike in the same area, killing at least three suspected militants and wounding four others.

It is also the 36th strike (counted on daily basis) by U.S. drones in Pakistan in 2012. According to Xinhua's tally, at least 261 people have been killed in such strikes since this year.

Editor: Yang Lina
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