Tuesday Sep 27, 201105:28 PM GMT
US drone strike kills 3 in Pakistan
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:2PM
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A non-UN-sanctioned US drone strike has killed at least three people and injured five others in Pakistan's South Waziristan's tribal region on the Afghan border, Press TV reported.


Pakistani intelligence officials said the aerial attack targeted a house on Tuesday.

The US frequently carries out attacks by unmanned American planes on Pakistan's tribal areas. These attacks have left dozens of people dead in the volatile region over the past weeks.

The aerial attacks, initiated by former US President George W. Bush, were escalated under President Barack Obama.

Washington claims the drone strikes target militants, although figures indicate that the bombings have led to the loss of hundreds of Pakistani civilians.

Relations between Islamabad and Washington have soured over the unauthorized attacks. Pakistan insists that the airstrikes violate its sovereignty.

The United Nations has condemned the strikes as a blatant violation of international law.

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