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U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills At Least Four


A U.S. drone strike has killed at least four suspected militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border.

A Pakistani military official said on December 7 that the drone hit a house where the men were in the Khar Tangi area of the Datta Khel district in North Waziristan and injured two others.

Four Pakistani military officials told Reuters that a senior member of Al-Qaeda was among the dead.

They said Pakistani Omar Faroq, also known as Ustad Farooq, was the head of Al-Qaeda's regional media department and operated in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The attack came one day after Pakistani forces killed high-level Al-Qaeda leader Adnan el-Shukrijumah.

Pakistan's military launched a major offensive in North Waziristan in June and says it has killed more than 1,560 militants while losing 125 soldiers.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP

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