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

English.news.cn   2011-05-20 21:32:34 FeedbackPrintRSS

ISLAMABAD, May 20 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed as U.S. drones fired two missiles at a vehicle in the Miranshah area of North Waziristan in northwest Pakistan Friday evening, reported local Urdu TV channel Duniya.

Earlier reports by Duniya said the target was a house, but it was later confirmed that the target was a vehicle suspected of carrying militants. The missiles fired by U.S. drones also completely destroyed a nearby house, said the report.

Friday's U.S. drone strike is the 31st of its kind in Pakistan since 2011. Since this year, at least 225 people have reportedly been killed in such strikes, most of which were launched in North Waziristan, a place believed to be a stronghold of militants along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area.

Editor: Fang Yang
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