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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 17 in Pakistan

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Pakistan has condemned a suspected U.S. drone strike that killed 17 suspected militants in the country's northwestern tribal area.

The foreign ministry statement, issued shortly after Wednesday's strike, said drone strikes are counter-productive and have human rights and humanitarian implications.

Pakistani officials say drones fired four missiles at a compound near the market in Miranshah, North Waziristan. They say the strike apparently targeted the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network.

Wednesday's strike is the second since Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took office following his win in May's elections.

Mr. Sharif summoned a U.S. Embassy official to formally protest drone strikes in June, hours after a suspected missile attack in North Waziristan. Mr. Sharif has called for an end to the attacks, saying they violate his country's sovereignty.

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