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Six Suspected Militants Killed In Pakistan Drone Strike


A suspected U.S. drone strike has killed what are believed to have been six militants in Pakistan.

Pakistani intelligence officials told RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal that the strike hit a vehicle late on January 28 in a tribal area near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Officials said some of those killed were suspected Uzbek fighters, although no exact number was given.

It's the fourth suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan so far this year.

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    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

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