US drones kill 3 suspected militants in Pakistan

RASOOL DAWAR Associated Press Published:

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed three suspected militants near the Afghan border.

The two officials say four missiles struck a residential compound Sunday morning near Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region. The identity of the suspected militants was not known.

North Waziristan has been a frequent target of U.S. missile strikes. The tribal region is home to a mix of insurgents from Pakistan, Afghanistan and al-Qaida-linked foreign militant groups.

Pakistan publically protests the drone strikes, although officials say Islamabad has secretly supported the program.

The intelligence officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

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