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US drone strike kills key commander in Pakistan

Suspected U.S. unmanned aircraft fired six missiles at a vehicle in Pakistan's rugged tribal region Thursday, killing five militants, including a close ally to one of the area's top commanders, Pakistani intelligence officials said.Full story

US drones kill 45 in Pakistan, officials say

At least 45 suspected militants were killed by missiles launched by U.S. drone aircraft in Pakistan's northwest in less than 24 hours, local intelligence officials said Tuesday. Full story

Gunmen kill senior Pakistani Taliban commander

Gunmen killed a senior Pakistani Taliban commander Monday who helped train and deploy the group's suicide bombers, while suspected U.S. drone missile strikes killed 20 alleged militants elsewhere in the country. Full story

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