April 8, 2009 / 1:23 PM / 10 years ago

U.S. drone kills 3 militants in Pakistan-residents

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 8 (Reuters) - A pilotless U.S. drone aircraft fired a missile in Pakistan’s South Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing three militants, a Pakistani intelligence official and residents said.

"The drone was flying very low and as soon as militants in a truck opened fired at it, a missile was fired that hit the vehicle and killed three militants," a resident told Reuters. (Reporting by Hafiz Wazir and Alamgir Bitani; Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Paul Tait)

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