US drone kills three in NW Pakistan: officials

  • AFP, Miranshah
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  • Updated: Feb 26, 2011 04:15 IST

A US drone strike in a Pakistani tribal area on Thursday killed at least three militants, security officials said.

The strike took place in the restive Datta Khel region, 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, considered a stronghold of Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

"A US drone fired missiles on a house used by militants, killing three of them," a senior security official told AFP.

Another official also confirmed the missile strike and casualties.


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