Suspected US missiles kill 5 in Pakistan

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 21, 2011 19:25

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani intelligence officials on Monday said a suspected US missile strike has killed at least five people in a tribal region near the Afghan border.

It was the second missile strike in roughly 24 hours. The first killed seven alleged militants.

The two officials said four missiles hit a house late Monday in Spalga village in the North Waziristan tribal region.

The strikes were the first since the arrest of a US citizen who shot two Pakistanis in late January.

There had been speculation Washington had put a hold on the disputed tactic as it has pressured Pakistan to release the American, saying he has diplomatic immunity and acted in self-defense.


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