Two Dead in Pakistan Drone Strike

    FILE - This Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 file photo shows a U.S. Predator drone as it flies over the moon above Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan. A U.S. drone fired a pair of missiles that hit a vehicle in northwestern Pakistan, near the Afghan border killing three suspected militants, in Datta Khel village of North Waziristan tribal region at about midnight Thursday, two intelligence officials said. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

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    At least two suspected militants were killed in a drone strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan, local officials said Sunday. One official called the two men killed “probably Arab nationalists,” but their identities are still not known. This is the third drone strike since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took office last month, and the attacks remain deeply unpopular in Pakistan. Drone strikes began in 2004 and sometimes come with heavy civilian causalities, although it’s difficult to be sure of the toll due to the lawlessness of Pakistan’s northern tribal region.

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