- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

U.S. drones were suspected of targeting and killing four militants at a hideout in the northwestern tribal region of Pakistan, in a border area by Afghanistan known as a terrorist hotbed, Pakistani intelligence agents said.

The missiles lit up a vehicle and a compound in North Waziristan, where al Qaeda militants are known to frequent, The Associated Press reported.

This is the third suspected U.S. drone strike on Pakistan terrorist suspects in the last two weeks — and that’s after the White House called a hiatus that lasted six months.

The return to drone striking is a clear indication of the U.S. abandonment of a policy of negotiation with Taliban members in Pakistan, military insiders say, AP reported.

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