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Suspected U.S. Missiles Kill Six In Northwest Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. unmanned aircraft today fired missiles at a house in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least six people.

The Associated Press quotes the officials as saying the attack occurred in Khaddi village in North Waziristan, the tribal area near the Afghan border.

The officials said three of those killed were militants, while the others were locals harboring them.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

The U.S. refuses to publicly acknowledge that it carries out drone strikes in Pakistan, but officials have said privately that among those killed in raids were several senior Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.

compiled from agency reports