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Pakistan Says Missile Attack Kills At Least Six Militants


Jalaluddin Haqqani, the head of a group linked to Al-Qaeda

Jalaluddin Haqqani, the head of a group linked to Al-Qaeda

(RFE/RL) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say at least six suspected militants were killed today by a U.S. missile strike in the North Waziristan tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.

Pakistani officials say three missiles fired from a U.S. drone aircraft targeted a stronghold of the Haqqani network, an Al-Qaeda-linked militant faction that has been attacking NATO-led forces across the border in Afghanistan.

The missiles exploded in a village on the outskirts of the region's main town of Miranshah.

Pakistani officials say a similar missile strike last week killed a son of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the leader of the group.

compiled from agency reports
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