Three suspected militants killed in US drone attack in N.Waziristan

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Miranshah, Dec.27 (ANI): At least three extremists were killed and two others injured in a US drone attack on a suspected militant hideout in North Waziristan, late on Saturday evening.

According to The Daily Times, two missiles were fired from an unmanned aircraft, which targeted the house of a local resident, Asmatullah, in Danday Saidgy village, situated 20 kilometres north of Miranshah.

Unconfirmed reports suggested that Asmatullah had links with the Al-Qaeda.

The attack came days after at least 17 suspected militants, including a key Al-Qaeda commander were killed in two separate drone attacks in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.

The Obama administration has made it clear that it would not hesitate to carry out strikes further inside Pakistan's territory if it gets credible actionable intelligence.

Washington has also been pressing Islamabad to initiate more action against one of the top Afghan Al-Qaeda commanders, Sirajuddin Haqqani.

The frequency of the drone strikes has increased considerably this year (over 40 attacks), which the US believes has proved very effective in breaking the back of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

However, Pakistan has been continuously condemning the Predator hits, saying they have proven detrimental to the 'war on terror', and have subsequently added fuel to the massive anti-American sentiment in the region. (ANI)

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