At least 24 die in Pakistan drone strike

July 7, 2012 at 1:37 AM
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MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan, July 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. drone attacked suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan Friday, killing at least 24 of them, Pakistani officials said.

The officials told Voice of America the missile strike by the remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft took place at a compound near Miran Shah in the North Waziristan tribal region.

Meanwhile, suspected rebels opened fire Friday on a bus in the Turbat district of Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 18 passengers who officials said were on their way to work in Iran.

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