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US drone strikes kill 3 suspected militants in Miranshah

Immigration News

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed three people Sunday at a high school in northern Pakistan where militants were hiding, intelligence officials said.

Eye-witnesses said that after the attack four spy planes were hovering over the area. After the blast panic was visible in Miranshah market where the house was hit, they said.

The suspected militants were believed to be Punjabi Taliban fighters with the Haqqani network, which carried out a series of attacks in Kabul and two other Afghan cities on April 15.

Pakistan considers such attacks as counterproductive and detrimental its sovereignty as it negatively affect Islamabad’s efforts against militancy it its areas. In a brief statement issued for the local media today, Pakistan’s foreign office condemned the drone strike and called for an end to the practice.

The city is located in North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan’s tribal region widely believed to be a haven for militant groups.

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