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Nine Militants Killed In Suspected U.S. Drone Strike


Nine militants are reported to have been killed in a suspected U.S. drone air strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.

Local intelligence officials say three missiles struck a suspected militant hideout in Shawal, near the border with Afghanistan.

Elsewhere, police say gunmen shot dead a journalist in the volatile town of Hangu in the northwest.

Police said the journalist had received threats from militants after publishing stories about their activities.

-- Reuters
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