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Pakistan drone strike kills seven in North Waziristan
« on: June 08, 2013, 04:31:11 AM »
Via the BBC:

A suspected US drone attack has killed seven people in northwest Pakistan, officials say.

Two missiles hit a compound in a village in the North Waziristan tribal area, close to the Afghan border.

It is the first drone strike since Nawaz Sharif took over as Pakistan's prime minister and demanded an end to the attacks.

Last month President Obama announced stricter targeting rules for the drone campaign against militant suspects.

The missiles reportedly hit the remote village of Shokhel in the Shawal valley, some 45km (27 miles) west of Miranshah - the main town in North Waziristan.

The troubled border region is a known stronghold for al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.

More at link.

So much for the new guidelines - or the request by the new PM to cease drone strikes on Pakistani soil.
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