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Suspected drone attack kills 12 in Pakistan

From Nasir Habib, CNN
July 23, 2012 -- Updated 1952 GMT (0352 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Four missiles hit a militant hideout in North Waziristan, Pakistani officials say
  • They say the area is a volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 12 militants Monday evening in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, two Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.

'Drones completely counterproductive'

Four missiles were fired on a militant hideout in the area of Shawal Daray Nishtar of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of the tribal region, the officials said.

The officials asked not to be named as they were not supposed to talk to media.

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