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Suspected drone strike kills 3 in Pakistan

From Reza Sayah, CNN
Drones similar to this one have targeted Pakistan's tribal regions.
Drones similar to this one have targeted Pakistan's tribal regions.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The attack was in an area considered a haven for al Qaeda-linked groups
  • The three dead were suspected militants
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Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region Friday killed three suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.

Two intelligence officials said the drone fired two missiles at a suspected militant vehicle in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

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

North Waziristan is one of the seven districts of Pakistan's often ungoverned tribal region and is widely believed to be a haven for al Qaeda-linked groups fueling the insurgency in Afghanistan.

Based on a count by CNN's Islamabad bureau, Friday's suspected drone strike was the 93rd this year, compared with 52 strikes in all of 2009.

Journalists Nasir Dawar and Nasir Habib contributed to this report.

 
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