Pakistan: US missile attack kills 4 in northwest

An American drone fired two missiles at a bakery in northwest Pakistan Saturday, killing four suspected militants, officials said, as the U.S. pushed ahead with its drone campaign despite Pakistani demands to stop. This was the third such strike in the country in less than a week.


Drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas where Afghan and other militants have found refuge are considered a key tactic by US officials in the war against al-Qaeda and its Taliban supporters. But many Pakistanis resent the strikes, which they consider an affront to their sovereignty. (AP)