Pakistan: 3 killed in suspected U.S. drone strike

Story highlights

  • Missiles are fired at a suspected militant hideout in northwest Pakistan, officials say
  • Three people died in the attack near the Afghan border, they say
  • A U.S. drone is believed to have fired the missiles

A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles at what is thought to be a militant hideout in northwest Pakistan's North Waziristan region, according to Pakistani intelligence sources.

Three people died in the attack in Ghulam Khan Tehsil, near the border with Afghanistan, the officials said Thursday.

So far the victims of the attack have not been identified, the officials said.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is due to receive on Thursday a classified document that seeks to justify the U.S. administration's policy of targeting Americans overseas via drone attacks in counterterrorism operations, chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said late Wednesday.