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U.S. Missile Strike Kills Eight Suspected Militants In Pakistan

Reports quoting Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles into a house in Pakistan's tribal region today, killing at least eight suspected militants.

An unnamed intelligence official said the strike targeted a compound and a vehicle in the Datta Khel area of the North Waziristian region.

It was the first U.S. drone strike in Pakistan since American forces killed terror mastermind Osama bin Laden in a commando raid in Abbotabad, not far from the capital on May 2.

Since taking office, U.S. President Barack Obama has abruptly increased the number of successful drone attacks against Al-Qaeda terrorists and militants inside Pakistan.

compiled from agency reports