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US drone attack kills five in North Waziristan

June 8, 2011 - Miranshah

Five people were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on Wednesday.

A US drone fired two missiles on a compound in North Waziristan, The Dawn reports.

The unmanned drone strikes are carried out by the US on reportedly "high value targets" in Pakistan, but the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has never officially acknowledged the programme.

US officials have defended the strikes as a vital tool in combating terrorism, but critics point out that the bombings have caused massive civilian losses.


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