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Eight Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Eight suspected militants are reported to have been killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan.

Pakistani intelligence officials say up to eight missiles were fired at a house in the Dra Nishtar area of North Waziristan early on May 5.

It was the second such drone operation in Pakistan this week.

The attacks come amid U.S. efforts to rebuild its relationship with Pakistan, which in November blocked the passage of U.S. and NATO war supplies to neighboring Afghanistan.

The country's parliament has called for an end to the drone strikes, which many in Pakistan regard as an unacceptable violation of sovereignty.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters

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