Five killed in fresh US drone strike in North Waziristan

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Miranshah (Pakistan), Apr 26(ANI): At least five suspected militants were killed and various others injured in a fresh US drone attack in the restive North Waziristan on Monday.

According to reports, unmanned Predator aircrafts fired three missiles at a house in Mir Ali area of Khush'hali Klay, killing four on the spot and injuring several others.

It is believed that at least four spy planes were hovering over the region and making low flights, The News reports.

US drone attacks routinely target Taliban and Al-Qaeda commanders in Pakistan's lawless tribal regions along the Afghanistan border.

Although Pakistan publicly opposes the attacks, saying they violate its sovereignty and fuel anti-Americanism among the population, it is believed that it was sharing intelligence with the US about the insurgents and their hide-outs.

More than 830 people have been killed in more than 90 US strikes in Pakistan since August 2008, with a surge in the past year as President Barack Obama has put Pakistan at the heart of his fight against Al-Qaeda. (ANI)

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