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Residents of Pakistan have protested against US strikes within its borders (AP)

Residents of Pakistan have protested against US strikes within its borders (AP)

Residents of Pakistan have protested against US strikes within its borders (AP)

A recent US missile strike in Pakistan's tribal region killed three Egyptians linked to the Haqqani militant network, intelligence officials have said.

The three were killed on Friday when missiles struck a car near Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, the officials said. A fourth person was also killed but has not been identified.

The officials said on Sunday that one of the Egyptians was a 28-year-old man named Abdullah who played a key role in handling the financial affairs of the Haqqani network in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He was known locally as Nadeem.

The US has deemed the Haqqani network the most dangerous group fighting in Afghanistan.

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