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Friday 18 April 2014

Suspected US drone kills militants

The militants were riding a motorcycle when they were hit by missiles launched by a US drone, according to Pakistani officials

A suspected American drone has killed two alleged militants in Pakistan's north west.

Pakistani intelligence officials said the militants were riding a motorcycle on Saturday when two missiles hit them.

The incident happened in the village of Musaki outside of Mir Ali, one of the main towns in North Waziristan province.

It was the second strike in Pakistan this month. An earlier attack killed 16 suspected militants in North Waziristan.

US drone strikes have become a serious source of tension between Washington and Islamabad. The Pakistani government regularly denounces the strikes as a violation of the country's sovereignty.

Press Association

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