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Drone strike kills six in Pakistan

From the CNN Wire Staff
  • The attack makes 90 drone strikes in Pakistan this year, according to a CNN tally
  • Officials say the missiles were fired at a suspected militant compound

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region on Thursday killed six suspected militants, intelligence officials told CNN.

Two intelligence officials said the suspected U.S. drone fired six missiles at a militant compound in the area of Ghulam Khan in North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Based on a CNN tally, Thursday's drone strike was the 90th this year compared to 52 in all of 2009.

Journalist Nasir Dawar contributed to this report