Suspected US Strike Kills 5 in Pakistan

Drone attack is the latest of several near Afghan border
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 5, 2008 8:00 AM CDT
Pakistani tribal people stand near a car of tribal police which was ambushed by militants Wednesday night in Khyber tribal area, north of Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday, Sept 4, 2008.    (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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(Newser) – A suspected US airstrike on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan killed at least 5 people today, part of a stepped-up effort against militants in the region, the AP reports. The victims' identities remained unclear. Conflicting intelligence reports called them either al-Qaeda operatives or innocent women and children, AFP notes. US drones reportedly killed 4 low-level militants in a similar drone strike yesterday.