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Six killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan

English.news.cn   2011-02-21 04:24:21 FeedbackPrintRSS

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed in a U.S. drone strike launched early Monday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of South Waziristan, the local TV channel Express reported.

According to the report, the U.S. drones fired four missiles at an unidentified target in the Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan, a place bordering Afghanistan, which is believed to be one of the strongholds of militants in Pakistan.

Monday's strike is the first of its kind since February. The last strike took place on January 26, in which some 30 people were reportedly killed. Since then no U.S. drone strike had been reported until the latest one.

Local watchers believe that this could be related to the recent killing of two Pakistanis by an American in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore as the U.S. side might be afraid that such strikes could further fuel the anti-American sentiment among the Pakistani people.

Editor: yan
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