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4 dead after suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The strike is at least the second in the last 24 hours
  • The missiles hit two vehicles, officials say

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- An apparent U.S. drone strike killed four suspected militants in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border, two Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN on Saturday.

The officials said missiles from the drones hit two vehicles in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan's mostly ungoverned tribal region along the Afghanistan border, a longtime militant stronghold.

Saturday's drone strike was at least the second in the past 24 hours and the 49th strike this year.

The officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media on the record.

Another suspected U.S. drone strike killed two militants in Pakistan's tribal region late on Friday, intelligence officials have said.

Journalist Nasir Habib contributed to this report.

 
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