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Pakistan: 9 killed by drone airstrike

Pakistan: 9 killed by drone airstrike
Crew chiefs from the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron perform pre-flight preparations of a RQ-1 Predator Aircraft at Tallil Air Base, Iraq on Jan. 20, 2004. The Predator is a remotely piloted vehicle that provides real-time surveillance imagery in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (UPI Photo/Suzanne M. Jenkins/AFIE) | License Photo

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 22 (UPI) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike killed nine people in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, local officials said.

The airstrike in North Waziristan Friday night allegedly killed two children, two women and five men, Pakistani intelligence and administrative officials said, CNN reported.

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The U.S. military never comments on suspected drone attacks, the report said, but it is the only force in the region with the ability to launch missiles from remotely controlled drones.

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