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Pakistan: 4 killed in US drone strike in NW Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least five people were killed and several others injured in a U.S. drone strike launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan on Friday evening, reported local media ARY.

According to the local media reports, U.S. unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a house suspected of being a militant hideout in Shawal area of North Waziristan, a militancy-plagued region along the Pak-Afghan border.

Details about the strike are not immediately available.

Firday's U.S. drone strike is the 39th of its kind in Pakistan in 2012. Since the beginning of this year, at least 274 people have been killed in such strikes.

Though most of the killed are believed to be suspected militants, the U.S. drones do sometimes kill innocent people, which has led to strong opposition from the Pakistani side.

Editor: Lu Hui

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