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November 30, 2012
UAV NEWS
US drone appears to miss Pakistan target: officials
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) Nov 29, 2012
A US drone fired two missiles into open fields in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt on Thursday, causing no apparent damage or casualties, local security officials said. It is highly unusual for no casualties to be reported when unmanned American aircraft target Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt. The attack came in the Shin Warsak area of South Waziristan about 20 kilometres (13 miles) from the Afghan border. The area is a stronghold of Pakista ... read more
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