A Pakistani F-16 fighter performs during the celebrations to mark the country’s Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase in Islamabad on September 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Aamir QURESHI
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Pakistan's military Monday said it had for the first time used a locally-manufactured drone to target a militant compound in its restive northwestern border region, killing three Islamist insurgents.The US has run a controversial drone programme in Pakistan's tribal areas since 2004, which Islamabad has officially opposed and termed a violation of its sovereignty, though leaked documents in the past have shown the two countries worked together.Recent US drone attacks in areas also targeted by Pakistan's military have also raised speculation of collusion.
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