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18 Dec, 2009 07:21

US drone strike kills 20 in Pakistan

Twenty people, mostly suspected militants, have been killed in a strike by unmanned US aircraft in the northwest of Pakistan.

Drone attacks have intensified in recent months in the region, considered a haven for Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani government is being criticized for what some see as its silent approval of the attacks, which also claim civilian lives.