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Via NBC:

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- At least 17 people were killed in a U.S drone attack in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region in northwest Pakistan early Wednesday, officials said.

Local residents and security officials said the aircraft fired four missiles and struck a house at Sara-e-Darpakhel area of Miranshah, which is located near the Afghan border.

"I never heard such a huge drone strike before," local resident Nasrullah Khan said. "They simultaneously fired four huge missiles and jolted the entire town."

Local administration officials and tribesmen said a house located in a residential area appeared to have been targeted.

"At the moment we don't know about the victims and their identity but the area where the drone hit a structure is known for presence of militants," a Pakistani security official said, adding that the blasts "shook the whole town."

In a statement, Pakistan's government condemned the drone strike, describing it as "a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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Re: 17 killed by US drone strike that 'jolted' entire Pakistani town
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 08:48:40 PM »
That must have given Barry Hussein a big tingle.
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