September 4, 2008 / 1:53 PM / in 9 years

Four killed in suspected U.S. drone attack in Pakistan

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MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - Four Islamist militants were killed and five wounded in a missile attack by a suspected U.S. drone in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday, security officials and witnesses said.

The attack targeted the house of a tribesman, Rehman Wali, in the Mohammad Khel area, near the border with Afghanistan, where the militants were hiding.

"Apparently three missiles were fired by the drone," a witness in the area told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The attack came a day after helicopter-borne U.S. troops raided a village in the nearby South Waziristan region, killing 20 people.

Reporting by Haji Mujtaba; Writing by Zeeshan Haider; Editing by Bill Tarrant

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