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U.S. spy aircraft kills 7 in NW Pakistan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, May 28, IRNA -- A U.S. drone fired missiles into Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region early Monday, killing 7 people, tribesmen said.

In the pre-dawn strike, a U.S. drone fired four missiles at a house and a vehicle in Mir Ali, a main town in North Waziristan, they said.

The U.S. drone fired four missiles when the people were asleep. Four more people were injured, residents said.

Identity of the slain men was not known and the people could not conduct rescue operation as they feared more strikes.

It is the fourth strike in less than a week in North Waziristan tribal region.

The Monday's strike was 16 in Pakistan this year. Nearly 117 people have been killed in such strikes in 2012.

Pakistan views the U.S. drone strike on its soil as a serious violation of its sovereignty and a contravention of the international law, but the United States insists that it is an effective way to fight against the terrorists.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1019502

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