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'Suspected US missile strike in Pakistan, 8 dead'

A suspected US drone aircraft fired missiles in a Pakistani region on the Afghan border on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, military and intelligence officials said. "It was a drone strike on a compound, where militants used to stay before crossing the border or after coming back from Afghanistan. Eight militants were killed," said one Pakistani security official.

world Updated: May 12, 2009 12:25 IST

A suspected US drone fired two missiles into a compound in a remote Pakistan tribal area near the Afghan border and killed up to eight militants on Tuesday, security officials said.

"It was a drone strike on a compound, where militants used to stay before crossing the border or after coming back from Afghanistan. Eight militants were killed," said one Pakistani security official on condition of anonymity.

A top security official said two missiles were fired killing seven to eight militants around 25 kilometres (16 miles) from Wana towards the Afghan border.

"Foreigners and local Taliban were assembled there. It was a compound -- like a house in the mountains," added the official.