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Five killed in fresh US drone strike in Pakistan’s northwest

Drone attacks are up after reports the Taliban had drawn up terror plots to target European cities.

A US drone struck a house in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region on Monday and killed five militants,including foreign fighters,intelligence officials said.

The drone fired two missiles at the house in Haider Khel area of Datta Khel sub-division,which has witnessed dozens of such attacks in the recent past.

The house belonging to a local tribesman collapsed after it was hit by the missiles.

The pro-Taliban militants,who were sleeping,were killed instantly,the officials said.

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The US has significantly stepped up drone strikes in the tribal belt in response to intelligence reports that the Taliban had drawn up a Mumbai-like terror plot to launch attacks on European cities.

Over 150 people have been killed in drone strikes since September 3.