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U.S. missile strike in Pakistan, 3 dead

world Updated: Dec 08, 2009 12:32 IST

A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles into an al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary in a Pakistani tribal belt on the Afghan border on Tuesday, killing at least three militants, intelligence officials said.

The strike in the North Waziristan region was the first since U.S. President Barack Obama's speech last week outlining plans to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Obama said Pakistan must not allow its territory to be used as a sanctuary for militants.

The U.S. drones have carried out scores of missile strikes in Pakistani areas over the past year.