Drone strike in Pakistan kills four militants

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Posted: Jan 12, 2012 8:59 AM
Drone strike in Pakistan kills four militants

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - A second drone strike in two days killed four militants in North Waziristan in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border Thursday, intelligence officials said, further marking the resumption of the U.S. campaign paused for almost two months.

The suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles at a car at the Dogga area of North Waziristan tribal region, killing four.

The strike comes two days after a similar attack killed four militants in North Waziristan, marking the resumption of the unacknowledged U.S. drone campaign, which was paused after a Nov 26 NATO cross-border attack killed 24 Pakistani troops. The last drone strike before Tuesday's was on Nov 17.

(Reporting by Haji Mujtaba in MIRANSHAH, Saud Mehsud in DERA ISMAIL KHAN, and Jibran Ahmed in PESHAWAR; Writing by Chris Allbritton; Editing by Ron Popeski)