US drones kill 5 suspected militants in Pakistan

The five suspected militants killed by U.S. drones Thursday were in an area considered the main sanctuary for the Taliban and al-Qaida.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan intelligence officials say U.S. drone-fired missiles have hit a house in the country's northwest tribal region, killing five suspected militants.

The officials say the attack occurred Thursday in a village near Mir Ali, one of the main towns in the North Waziristan tribal area, the main sanctuary for Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

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