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Missile attack in Pakistan kills 3

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  • Two missiles were fired in the attack, Pakistani intelligence officials say
  • U.S. military in Afghanistan routinely offers no comment
  • Uzbek militants in a car that was targeted, residents and intelligence officials say
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. missile strike killed three people and wounded two others in one of Pakistan's northwestern tribal districts, Pakistani intelligence officials said Thursday.

The strike occurred about noon (2 a.m. ET) near the town of Wana, in the south Waziristan tribal district. Local residents and intelligence officials said Uzbek militants were in a car that was targeted.

Two missiles were fired in the attack, the officials said.

South Waziristan is located in Pakistan's ungoverned tribal region along the Afghan border, where authorities on both sides are battling insurgents from the Taliban, the fundamentalist Islamic militia that once ruled most of Afghanistan.

The U.S. military in Afghanistan routinely offers no comment on reported cross-border strikes, which are normally launched from unmanned drones. But the United States is the only country operating in the region known have the capability to launch missiles from drones, which are controlled remotely.

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