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Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone attack has killed five suspected militants in a volatile northwestern tribal region close to the Afghan border.

The officials said five missiles hit a vehicle and a house in Mir Ali, in North Waziristan, a region considered to be a stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

It was the fourth drone attack in North Waziristan in less than a week.

The region is a stronghold for the Haqqani network, an insurgent group blamed for a number of attacks in Afghanistan.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal