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US drone attack kills three more in Pakistan

Press TV [1]
Sunday, June 14, 2009

At least three people have been killed in Pakistan after a US drone fired missiles in South Waziristan agency bordering Afghanistan.

Several others were also injured in the US attack targeting a vehicle in Ladha area on Sunday.

A government official in the region confirmed the attack, saying US drones had been flying over the region since early in the morning.

Pakistan’s tribal regions have become a usual target of US drone attacks — which are in some cases acknowledged by Washington.



While Washington claims that the attacks aimed at targeting Taliban insurgents who found safe havens in Pakistani tribal regions following the 2001 US-led invasion of the Afghanistan, hundreds of Pakistani civilians have been killed in such attacks, which started under the Bush administration.

Islamabad has repeatedly condemned the cross border strikes, saying that they threaten the country’s sovereignty and fuel public anger.