US drone strike kills German nationals in Pakistan: official

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A US drone strike Monday killed eight militants, including German nationals, in Pakistan's tribal belt near the Afghan border, local security officials said.

One security official put the number of Germans killed in the strike at five.

"Five German rebels of Turkish origin and three local militants were killed in the strike," he said, adding that officials were trying to gather further details of the dead and their militant group.

Another security official told AFP that "some European nationals including Germans were killed in the strike," without giving an exact number.

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