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Suspected US missile strike kills 4 in Pakistan

A suspected US missile strike killed four people and injured two others in a Pakistani tribal area late Saturday. The region was seen as a safe haven for Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, according to Yahoo! News.

Security officials said that a similar suspected US missile strike occurred in the same area on Thursday, and killed nine people, including six Arab militants. (Yahoo! News)

Missile strikes targeting Pakistani militants in the area in recent weeks have been blamed on the US. According to CNN, the United States is the only country that the capability to launch missiles from remote controlled drones in the area. Pakistan does not own missile-equipped drones.

CNN additionally reported that the US accused extremists for "using the area as a staging ground to attack US forces and their allies in Afghanistan."