Saturday, November 13, 2010

5 Militants Killed in U.S. Drone Strike in Pakistan

Five good reason to have a few shots !

A suspected U.S. missile strike hit a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border Saturday, killing five alleged militants as they traveled in a vehicle, Pakistani intelligence and government officials said. At least three of the dead were believed to be foreigners.

The attack was the seventh this month and underscored America's increasing reliance on drone-fired missiles to take out targets it deems a danger to the war effort in Afghanistan. So far this year, nearly 100 such strikes have occurred in Pakistan, a major surge over previous years.

The three missiles Saturday struck their target just outside Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan. The lawless tribal area has been the focus of nearly all the strikes this year.

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