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Officials: Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 5

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Militant hideout in Pakistan's tribal region attacked
  • Two killed, two wounded believed to be militants
  • Missile assumed to have been fired by U.S. drone
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Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout killed five and injured another two in Pakistan's tribal region on Saturday morning, officials said.

The casualties were suspected militants. One missile was fired on their hideout, a madrasa in the village of Tol Khel in North Waziristan, a local administration official and a Pakistani intelligence official said. The officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The madrasa "Shoaib-Ul-Aloom" was used for Jihadi education and hosted meetings of the militants, the officials said.

North Waziristan is one of the seven districts in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The U.S. military routinely offers no comment on reported drone attacks. However, it is the only country operating in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from drones, which are controlled remotely.

Journalist Nasir Habib contributed to this report.