Drone strike kills 5 in N Waziristan

Two missiles fired at vehicle, destroying it and killing five.

Express August 22, 2011

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A drone strike in the Norak area of North Waziristan killed five people on Monday.

According to sources, the drone targeted a vehicle in the Norak area of Miranshah where in two missiles were fired, killing five people as well as destroying the vehicle.

Earlier a US drone strike in a restive Pakistani tribal area on Friday had killed at least four suspected militants, local security officials said.

The unmanned aircraft fired two missiles, hitting a house in the Shin Warsak area of South Waziristan, a tribal district, wounding two other people, security officials had told AFP.

(Read: US drone attack kills 4 in S Waziristan)

Pakistan has repeatedly lodged several protests with the United States over the drone strikes, calling it a 'core irritant' in the ties between the two countries, and that such attacks are counter-productive and only strengthen the hands of the terrorists.

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