Drone strike kills three in Pakistan

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 19, 2010 12:40 hrs

Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) At least three suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike Friday in Pakistan's North Waziristan district along the Afghan border.

The pilotless drone fired four missiles at a vehicle in the restive tribal area of Miranshah, considered a hideout for Taliban and Al Qaeda.

Since 2004, more than 1,660 suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda militants have been killed in around 200 drone strikes in the area.

The US stepped up these strikes in 2010 and more than 700 suspects, including several high-profile targets, have been killed in over 100 air strikes this year.

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