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Officials: U.S. Missile Strike Kills Five In Pakistan

Intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed five people in northwestern Pakistan.

Officials said the midnight attack hit the Mohammad Khel area of North Waziristan.

No word on the identify of those killed.

The U.S. has launched a series of missile strikes against suspected Taliban and al-Qaida targets in the area since the start of the year.

Pakistan's government criticizes the strikes as an infringement of national sovereignty, but analysts say Islamabad privately supports them and helps provide intelligence.

compiled from agency reports