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Suspected drone kills 12 in South Waziristan

By the CNN Wire Staff

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 12 militants and wounded four others Friday afternoon in Pakistan's tribal region, intelligence officials told CNN.

Two intelligence officials said the suspected drone fired a missile at a suspected militant hideout in village of Nari, 38 km west of Wana, South Waziristan, which is one of the seven districts of Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The officials asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

There have been 34 suspected drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal region in 2010. All of them have targeted locations in North Waziristan. This is the first one in South Waziristan, by CNN account.

Journalist Nasir Habib contributed to this report

 
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