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May 27, 2012

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US drone kills four militants in North Waziristan

US drone kills four militants in North Waziristan
MIRANSHAH: A US drone attack early on Saturday killed at least four militants in North Waziristan Agency, security officials said.

The attack took place at a house near Miranshah, the main town of NWA, the Pakistani officials said.

“A US drone fired two missiles at a house and at least four militants were killed,” a senior security official told AFP.

“The identities of the militants killed in the drone strike were not immediately known,” he said.

Two other officials confirmed the attack.

Residents said they were woken up by the sound of low flying aircraft and the noise of the missile strike.

“The house caught fire after missiles hit it and militants immediately cordoned off the area and were searching in the rubble,” a local tribesman told AFP, asking not to be named.

It was the fifth US drone strike reported in Pakistan since the parliament in March demanded an end to such attacks. —AFP

Our correspondent adds: A man was injured in the drone strike targeting Madina Bakery near Razmak Adda. The sources said that the drone fired two missiles early in the day, hitting Madina Bakery near Razmak Adda in Miranshah. The bakery was destroyed while a man whose identity could not be ascertained was rescued from the debris.

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