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US drone kills 10 in Pakistan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, July 12, IRNA -- A US drone strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Monday killed at least seven suspected militants, local media reported.

The pilotless aircraft fired three missiles on a house and a vehicle in the border areas of Datakhel, some 45 kilometers from Miranshah, center of North Waziristan.

A local security official on the condition of anonymity confirmed the casualties and said that the drone had fired three missiles on double-cabin vehicle.

The area in which the vehicle was targeted is under the control of the main Taliban group led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur. He has a peace deal with the government but the US balmes him for sending fighters across the border into Afghanistan.

US frequently fire missiles into Pakistani tribal regions to what they claim targeting suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.

Pakistan publicly oppose US strikes and describe it as counterproductive but the US says it will continue.

The fresh strike came a day after the US blocked $800 million military aid for Pakistan's military as a protest against Pakistan's expulsion of US intelligence agents and military trainers.

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