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8 Suspected Militants Killed by Drone in Pakistan

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    8 Suspected Militants Killed by Drone in Pakistan
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    FILE In this undated handout file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, an MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, is piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. An instruction on camouflaging cars is one of 22 tips on how to avoid drones, listed on a document left behind by the Islamic extremists as they fled northern Mali from a French military intervention in January. The tip sheet, found Feb. 6, 2013 by an AP reporter in Timbuktu, reflects how al-Qaida’s chapter in North Africa anticipated a military intervention that would make use of drones, as the battleground in the war on terror worldwide is shifting from boots on the ground to unmanned planes in the air.(AP Photo/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt, US Air Force, File)

    A U.S. drone killed eight militants in a tribal region of northwest Pakistan Sunday, NBC News reported. The drone fired two missiles on a three-room suspected hideout where alleged militants were having dinner, breaking their fast for the holy month of Ramadan, Tribal sources said. "Later, an hour after the drone had disappeared, a group of militants arrived and started pulling out bodies," local tribesman Yasin Khan said. Eight bodies, mangled beyond recognition, were recovered from the wreckage of the building, Khan said. He added that local tribal militants told him four of the dead were Arab fighters.

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