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Suspected US strike in Pakistan kills three: officials

world Updated: Jun 14, 2009 13:15 IST

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A suspected US missile strike targeting Islamist militants killed three people Sunday in a tribal area of northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, security officials said.

The attack hit in the Laddha region of South Waziristan, where Washington alleges Al-Qaeda and Taliban rebels who fled Afghanistan after the 2001 US-led invasion are holed up, plotting attacks on Western targets.

"A drone attack targeting a militant vehicle killed three people in Mardar Algad area," said Amir Mohammad Khan, local administration official in Laddha.

The US military does not, as a rule, confirm drone attacks, but its armed forces and the Central Intelligence Agency operating in Afghanistan are the only forces that deploy drones in the region.

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