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US drone strike kills 17 in Pakistan

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A US drone attack struck a compound of the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt early Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, Pakistani officials said. 

Pakistani soldiers patrol in restive Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan, on May 10, 2013. A US drone attack struck a compound of the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt early Wednesday, killing at least 17 militants, Pakistani officials said.

Security officials told AFP that Afghan and Pakistani militants were among the dead at the compound in the town of Miranshah, but that there was no immediate confirmation of any high-value target.

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