5 suspected foreign militants killed in U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan

08:10, June 07, 2011      

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At least 12 people were killed in a U.S. drone strike launched early Monday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of South Waziristan, reported local Urdu TV channel Dunya.

Five of the 12 people killed in the strike are suspected foreign militants, said the report. But the report failed to mention which countries these suspected foreign militants are from.

According to the local media reports, two U.S. drones fired four missiles at two different houses near the Wana area of South Waziristan, a place bordering Afghanistan, which is believed one of the strongholds of militants along the Pakistan-Afghanistan area.

Monday morning's strike in South Waziristan is the second of its kind launched by U.S. drones in the area over the last three days. Late on Friday night, the U.S. drones launched a similar strike in the same area, killing nine militants including Ilyas Kashmiri, a terrorist leader most wanted by the United States.

Source: Xinhua
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