4 militants killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

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Islamabad, May 21: Four suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's restive Waziristan tribal region on Friday, May 20, the sixth such attack since al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a covert American operation.

Two missiles fired by the drone destroyed a vehicle in Tappi area, 10 km from Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan Agency, which the US has described as a haven for Taliban and al-Qaeda elements.

The identity of the men killed in the attack could not immediately be ascertained.

This was the sixth in a fresh wave of drone attacks carried out by the CIA-operated spy planes since US forces killed bin Laden during a raid in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2.

The missile strikes, a source of tension between Pakistan and the US, have picked up pace after a relative lull before bin Laden's death.


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