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Officials: U.S. Drone Shot Down

September 24, 2008

The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

Pakistani soldiers and tribesm en shot down a suspected U.S. military drone close to the Afghan border Tuesday night, three intelligence officials said.

If verified, it apparently would be the first time a pilotless aircraft was brought down over Pakistan and likely would add to tensions between Washington and Islamabad over recent U.S. cross- border incursions into the country’s lawless tribal regions.

The three officials said the aircraft was hit at the village of Jalal Khel in South Waziristan.

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