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8 Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

A U.S. drone strike has killed at least eight suspected militants in a troubled region in northwest Pakistan.

Pakistani officials say missiles destroyed a compound Saturday in the North Waziristan tribal district, a key sanctuary for Taliban and al-Qaida insurgents.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry condemned the strike, reiterating that U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan violate its "sovereignty and territorial integrity."  Pakistan says the drone strikes are counter-productive because they cause civilian casualties.

The U.S. has given no indication it intends to halt its drone campaign.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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