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US drone strike kills five in N. Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, April 17 (KUNA) -- US drone fired missiles in Pakistan's tribal belt bordering Afghanistan killing at least five people and injuring seven others on Wednesday.
According to official sources, the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles on a compound, owned by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), killing five people and wounding seven others.
The drones struck Babar Kot's Sararogha village, area of South Waziristan of tribal area of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan. The drones targeted a compound of TTP destroying it completely.
A similar strike on the northern Pakistani tribal belt last Sunday killed four people. It was strongly condemned by Pakistan claiming it to be violation of its territorial integrity and sovereignty. Meanwhile, a UN special rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson, visited Islamabad as part of an investigation into civilian casualties caused by drone strikes a few days ago. (end) sbk.rk KUNA 171104 Apr 13NNNN