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

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At least four people including two suspected militants were killed and 10 others injured on Sunday morning when U.S. drones fired missiles in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of South Waziristan, local media reported.

According to reports, the drones attacked a house in Wana district of South Waziristan, Pakistan's restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Eyewitness told media that two drones took part in the strike and they first fired two missiles at a house followed by two other missiles at a car nearby this house in Barmal area of Wana district.

There were no details about how many people were killed in the house and in the vehicle separately.

Locals reached the spot after the attack and started rescue operation.

It was the 19th drone strike of its kind (counted on daily basis) in Pakistan's northwestern regions since the start of this year in which at least 129 people have been reportedly killed.

On Saturday morning, at least four people including two militant commanders were killed when two U.S. drones attacked a house in the same Wana district.

Pakistan, on a number of occasions, showed reservation and protested over such attacks by the U.S. drones terming them violations of its sovereignty. Pakistani parliament has also unanimously passed a resolution against the drone strikes.


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