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US drone attack kills 4 militants in Pakistan

world Updated: Jul 25, 2010 14:23 IST

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A US drone fired two missiles into a militant compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, killing four militants on Sunday, security officials said.

The missiles targeted the compound in Shaktoi area in South Waziristan, a Pakistani security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP.

"The US drone fired two missiles into a militant compound in Shaktoi and we have reports that four militants have died," he said.

An intelligence official and a local administration official also confirmed the missile strike.

Sunday's attack was the second within 24 hours after a similar drone attack in the region killed 12 militants on Saturday.

South Waziristan, considered a militant stronghold, was the scene of a major Pakistani offensive last year.