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Suspected U.S. Missile Strikes Kill 45 Militants In Pakistan

July 12, 2011

Pakistani security officials say at least 45 suspected militants have been killed by suspected U.S. drone-launched missile strikes in Pakistan's northwest in less than 24 hours.

The attacks began the night of June 11, targeting a militant compound and a vehicle in North Waziristan.

A similar strike came hours later in South Waziristan.

This morning, Pakistani officials say a drone fired missiles at another compound in North Waziristan.

The death toll would be the second-largest in a day for the unacknowledged U.S. drone campaign against militants in Pakistan.

compiled from agency reports

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/suspected_us_missile_strikes_kill_30_militants_in_pakistan/24262853.html

Copyright (c) 2011. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.



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