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article image4 dead in northwest Pakistan by U.S. missiles, 5 injured

By Andrew Moran     Mar 27, 2010 in World
Islamabad - United States missiles killed at least four people in the northwest region of Pakistan, while injuring 5 others as a U.S. drone fired into a suspected militant hideout.
On Saturday, intelligence officials announced that four people were killed in the insurgent area of northwest Pakistan, according to the Associated Press.
The U.S. drone attack also injured at least five others as the missiles struck two houses in the village of Hurmaz in North Waziristan, which is near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The compounds were owned by local tribesmen, reports Metro News.
However, it is unclear who the victims were and Press TV notes that the identity of those killed have not been revealed as of yet but the area is known to be controlled by militants who launch attacks against NATO troops.
“We have confirmation of four people killed and more than five injured,” said one Pakistani intelligence official who spoke on the condition anonymity.
Saturday's attack comes as the U.S. will provide 14 F-16 jet planes to Pakistan until December, reports Xinhua.
The latest attack is one of many since U.S. President Barack Obama took office more than one year ago. The drones have faced staunch criticism due to the heavy amount of civilian deaths in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. CIA officials could even face prosecution by Pakistan authorities.
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