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Three killed in U.S. drone strike in NW Pakistan

08-01-2011 16:39 BJT

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed as U.S. drones fired two missiles Monday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of South Waziristan which borders Afghanistan, reported local Urdu TV channel Duniya.

According to the report, the strike came at about noon's time Monday when two missiles were reportedly fired by U.S. drones at two vehicles suspected of carrying militants the Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan, a stronghold of militants along the Pakistan- Afghanistan border.

Other details about the strike are not immediately available.

Monday's U.S. drone strike is the 44th (counted on daily basis) of its kind in Pakistan in 2011. To date, an estimated 406 people have reportedly been killed in such strikes since this year.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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