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Suspected drone strike kills 5 in Pakistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
Drones similar to this have targeted Pakistan's tribal region in the past.
Drones similar to this have targeted Pakistan's tribal region in the past.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The victims were suspected militants
  • Six missiles were fired in the strike

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected drone strike killed five suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal region, Pakistani intelligence officials said Monday.

Two intelligence officials said six missiles were fired Wednesday on a suspected militant hideout in the Alwara Mandi area of North Waziristan, one of the districts of Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The officials asked to not be named because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

While the United States is the only country in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from drones -- which are controlled remotely -- U.S. officials normally do not comment on suspected drone strikes.

Journalist Nasir Dawar contributed to this report.

 
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