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U.S. Drone Targets Militants In North Waziristan

A U.S. drone has targeted militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border.

Pakistani intelligence officials say three militants were killed in today's strike.

The drone targeted a militant compound in the village of Tapi, about 15 kilometers east of Miranshah, the main town in the region.

It was the second attack this week on the village, a stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants.

The drone strike comes a day after news the Taliban's top military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, had been captured in Pakistan in a joint raid by Pakistani and U.S. spy agencies.

Analysts say the Pakistani army has made gains against Pakistani Taliban fighters battling the state over the past 10 months but it has ruled out a major offensive against Afghan Taliban factions on its soil, saying its forces are already stretched.

compiled from agency reports