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Drone strike targets Taliban chief

Source BBC News@

A drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan region has killed four people, Pakistani officials say.

Reports say a senior Taliban commander may have been among those targeted in the strike, but initial reports have been difficult to verify.

The strike took place in the Dandey Darpa Khel area, around 5km (3 miles) north of the region's main town, Miranshah.

Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif has urged US President Obama to halt such attacks.

The attacks by unmanned US aircraft have been a critical source of tension in the relationship between the countries and came up amid wide-ranging talks between the two leaders in Washington last week.

They are also deeply unpopular with the Pakistani public, and Pakistan has consistently stated that they violate its sovereignty.

Last week an American newspaper said it had obtained secret US documents revealing that senior Pakistani government officials have for years known of and endorsed CIA drone strikes.

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