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4 killed in U.S. drone strike in NW Pakistan

English.news.cn   2013-12-26 04:13:10            
 • At least 4 were killed in a U.S. drone strike late Wednesday night in Pakistan's North Waziristan.
 • U.S. unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a house suspected of being a militant hideout.
 • At least 166 people have reportedly been killed in such strikes so far this year.

 

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed and several others injured in a U.S. drone strike late Wednesday night in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY on Thursday.

According to local media reports, U.S. unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a house suspected of being a militant hideout in Miranshah, a main town of North Waziristan which borders Afghanistan.

Identities of the killed and wounded and other details are not immediately available.

The U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan is the 26th of its kind (counted on daily basis) in Pakistan since this year. At least 166 people have reportedly been killed in such strikes so far this year.

While most of the victims are believed to be suspected militants, the U.S. drone strikes do often kill innocent people.

Late last month, U.S. drones launched an attack on a religious school in Pakistan's northwest district of Hangu, killing at least 15 people including many students.

The strike triggered off a nationwide protest in Pakistan and has led to the blockade of the NATO supply routes via the country' s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Related:

Pakistani parliament hails UN resolution against drone attacks

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani parliament on Friday hailed a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly against the American drone strikes.

The General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Thursday which called for measures, including the use of remotely piloted aircraft, to comply with international law.  Full story

Pakistani PM says drones have counterproductive impact

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told European envoys in Islamabad Tuesday that the American drone attacks in the country's northwestern tribal regions have counterproductive impact on the war on terror.

The Prime Minister made the remarks shortly after the parliament unanimously adopted a resolution, demanding halt to these attacks. Full story

 

Editor: Yang Lina
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