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Pakistani intelligence officials say US drone strike kills 4 militants near Afghan border

Supporters of the religious tribal party Awami Majlis-e-Amal chant slogans after burning a banner showing an image of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest to condemn the movement of NATO supplies to Afghanistan through Pakistan, in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, July 6, 2012. Trucks carrying NATO supplies rolled into Afghanistan for the first time in more than seven months ending a painful chapter in U.S.-Pakistan relations that saw the border closed until Washington apologized for an airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
July 06, 2012 - 12:48 PM

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani intelligence officials say missiles fired by a U.S. drone have killed at least four suspected militants near the Afghan border.

The officials say at least two insurgents were also wounded in Friday's strike near Miran Shah, the main town of the North Waziristan tribal region.

The U.S. often targets suspected Taliban and al-Qaida hideouts in Pakistan's northwestern tribal regions, but the latest attack was the first since Pakistan reopened NATO supply lines to Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Pakistan closed the supply routes in November in retaliation for American airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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