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5 killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan

English.news.cn   2011-03-08 21:16:55 FeedbackPrintRSS

ISLAMABAD, March 8 (Xinhua) -- At least five people were killed and three others injured in a U.S drone strike launched Tuesday afternoon in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of South Waziristan, according to local sources and local media reports.

A local Urdu TV channel Duniya report quoted official sources as saying that the U.S. drones fired five missiles at two houses 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.

Tuesday's strike launched by the U.S. drones is the 15th of its kind in the country since the beginning of this year. Out of the 15 strikes, two took place in South Waziristan and the rest took place in North Waziristan.

A total of 71 people, most of whom believed to be militants, have reportedly been killed in such strikes since the beginning of this year.

Editor: Mo Hong'e
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