Missile Strikes Hit Pakistan Militant Compound

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say suspected U.S. missile strikes have hit a compound near the border with Afghanistan.

They said Wednesday the missiles targeted a militant compound and a nearby vehicle, killing at least three people.

The United States does not officially confirm the Predator drone strikes, which are hugely unpopular among Pakistanis. But the CIA and the U.S. military are the only forces deploying the unmanned aircraft in the region. U.S. officials say the missile strikes have severely weakened al-Qaida's leadership.

The Pakistani parliament approved a resolution demanding the end of the missile strikes, but the U.S. has ignored it.

In other news, armed men in Baluchistan have attacked and set fire to two NATO trucks carrying oil to neighboring Afghanistan. No one was injured. The attackers were not captured.