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U.S. Drone Strike Kills Five Militants In Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone attack in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border has killed five militants.

Officials say the strike early on September 12 hit Newey Adda village in the Datta Khel area near Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan tribal district.

A senior security official in Peshawar told AFP the U.S. drone fired two missiles at a house used by militants.

Washington has branded the rugged area on the Afghan border -- part of which has been hit by Pakistan's catastrophic flooding -- a global headquarters of Al-Qaeda and the most dangerous place on Earth.

compiled from agency reports