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Suspected U.S. Missile Strike Kills 15 In Northwest Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed 15 suspected militants near the Afghan border.

Officials say four missiles hit a compound and a vehicle in the Bangi Dar village of North Waziristan.

The region is a stronghold for Taliban and foreign militants.

It is also a base for insurgents responsible for many of the attacks on U.S. and NATO forces just across the border in Afghanistan.

The French news agency AFP quotes local intelligence officials as saying after the attack, militants surrounded the compound and searched through the rubble.

compiled from agency reports