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Five killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

Islamabad

20-December-2014

At least five people were killed and several others injured in a US drone strike in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan Saturday morning, media reported.

According to the report, the US unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a house suspected of being a militant hideout in Data Khel area of North Waziristan, a tribal area bordering Afghanistan, Xinhua reported citing local Urdu TV channel Samaa.

The identities of those killed and injured are not immediately available.

Saturday's US drone strike is the 20th of its kind in Pakistan in 2014. Since the beginning of this year, at least 140 people, most of them believed to be militants, have reportedly been killed in such strikes. - IANS