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'US missiles kill five militants in NW Pakistan'

world Updated: Mar 17, 2011 12:01 IST

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A US drone strike in Pakistan's lawless northwestern tribal belt on Wednesday killed at least five militants, security officials said.

The strike took place in Datta Khel town, 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district, which borders Afghanistan and is a stronghold of Al-Qaeda-linked Taliban militants.

"A US drone fired three missiles at a militant compound in Datta Khel. Five militants were killed in this attack," one intelligence official said.