A missile-firing US drone aircraft killed eight militants, including some foreigners, on Sept. 30 in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border, Pakistani intelligence officials said. It was the fourth drone strike in northwest Pakistan since Sept. 28 and came as the United States was weighing options for how to deal with an intensifying Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Two missiles hit a vehicle and a nearby compound in a village 20 km (12 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, a Taliban and al Qaeda militant hotbed, the officials said. Among the dead were three Arabs, three Pakistanis, a Chechen and an Uzbek. (Reuters)

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