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Pakistan: Drone strike kills at least five in south Waziristan

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 3 June 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Pakistan: Drone strike kills at least five in south Waziristan, 3 June 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4fcf5f46b.html [accessed 2 October 2014]
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June 03, 2012

Pakistani security officials, speaking under condition of anonymity, say a drone strike in South Waziristan has killed at least five militants.

The June 3 attack targeted a house belonging to a militant commander in a town near the Afghan border.

According to Pakistani officials, two drones fired four missiles at the target.

The strike was against a group of militants who were gathered to offer condolences to the brother of a militant commander killed in a drone strike on June 2.

The United States is suspected of carrying out the drone strikes in Pakistan.

Pakistan's government ordered the drone strikes stopped after a cross-border strike from foreign forces in Afghanistan killed 24 Pakistani soldiers late last year.

The United States refused to stop the drone strikes, but did reduce them until recently.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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