US Missiles Kill 5 in Pakistan

Strike is second this week in militant stronghold
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 12, 2008 6:07 AM CDT
Pakistani tribesmen examine a damaged car after a house was hit yesterday by a suspected US missiles in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region.   (AP Photo/Hasbunallah Khan)
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(Newser) – A pair of US missiles yesterday killed five militants in a Pakistani border community, according to a local intelligence official. Some were foreigners living in a village in North Waziristan, an al-Qaeda and Taliban stronghold, the official said. US drones had been circulating for hours and delivered the missiles after tribesmen fired shots, Reuters reports. The attack is the second in a week. Recent US strikes have been strongly condemned by Pakistan.

“Such strikes will fuel anti-American sentiments which will neither be beneficial for us nor for the United States,” said a foreign ministry spokesman.