Suspected drone strike kills 3 in Pakistan

Friday, December 18, 2009

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike killed three people Friday in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, a local official said.

The missile strike occurred in the village of Datta Khel, said a North Waziristan political official.
This strike comes a day after two attacks left 15 dead in the same area. On Thursday, a drone fired eight missiles killing two suspected militants, a local political official said.

Hours later, another strike killed 13 people and destroyed two houses and two cars, according to intelligence officials, who asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The U.S. military routinely offers no comment on reported drone attacks. However, the U.S. is the only country operating in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from drones, which are controlled remotely.



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