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Drone Strike Kills 15 In North Waziristan


Pakistani officials say 15 suspected militants have been killed in a suspected drone strike in northwestern Pakistan.

Intelligence officials said missiles were fired at a suspected militant hideout near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan region early on June 4.

North Waziristan is one of the tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan that has become a hub of Al-Qaeda and Taliban activity.

The strike was the third in three days in Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas.

Pakistan's government ordered the drone strikes stopped after a crossborder 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 Reuters

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