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Suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills 7 militants

Pakistan has denounced U.S. drone strikes as a violation of its sovereignty.

By JC Finley
Suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills 7 militants
A RQ-1 Predator from the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron lands at Tallil Air Base, Iraq on Jan. 20, 2004. (UPI Photo/Suzanne M. Jenkins/AFIE) | License Photo

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- An alleged U.S. drone strike in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday reportedly killed at least seven militants, including a Haqqani commander.

The airstrike targeted a militant compound in South Waziristan's Birmal area, in the village of Nargas. The dead included four foreigners, an unnamed Pakistani official was quoted as saying.

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Haqqani commander Abdullah Haqqani, whom the official said "was responsible for sending suicide bombers to Afghanistan," was allegedly killed in the attack.

Pakistan has denounced U.S. drone strikes as a violation of its sovereignty.

The Pakistani military launched its own summer-long military operation targeting the Taliban in North Waziristan. Last month, the military announced that 910 suspected militants were killed in the joint ground offensive and airstrike operation.

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