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US drone strike kills five in Pakistan

Islamabad

03-January-2013

At least five people were killed by a US drone strike early Thursday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of South Waziristan, Xinhua reported. It was the first US drone strike in 2013.

The strike was carried out around midnight when two of the four US drones flying over the area fired four missiles at a house suspected of being a militant hideout in the Angoor Ada area, bordering Afghanistan.

Last year, a total of 39 US drone strikes were launched in the country, mostly in its northwest tribal area of North Waziristan that killed a total of 274 people. - IANS