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Report: Drone strike kills 4 in Pakistan

March 30, 2012 at 9:13 PM

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, March 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. drone strike killed four militants in the northwestern tribal region of Pakistan near the Afghan border, a Pakistani military official said Friday.

The attack hit a building in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, in a tribal region believed to be a haven for the Haqqani insurgent network, CNN reported.

"Two missiles hit a house and four militants were killed," a security official told South Asian News Agency. "The attack took place at about 3 am."

Witnesses told the South Asian News Agency the strike destroyed the building, which was located in the commercial district in the money changers market.

Pakistan's lawmakers are debating a recommendation that the United States end its drone attacks inside Pakistan's territory and apologize for a drone airstrike Nov. 24 that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers. The committee requested that the United States publicly apologize for last year's strike.

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