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Source: 7 killed in suspected U.S. airstrike

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  • Two missiles dropped on compound in Pakistan's northern tribal border region
  • Unnamed source says strike suspected to be the work of an unmanned U.S. drone
  • White House, CIA spokesmen decline comment
  • Alleged attack comes days after Pakistan condemned incursions by foreign forces
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A missile strike killed seven people Sunday at a compound in Pakistan's northern tribal border region, a Pakistani military source said.

The missiles hit the compound in the village of Badar in South Waziristan Sunday night, the source said. He did not want his name revealed because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

North Waziristan is a region rife with Islamic extremists near the Afghan border. The source said the strike was suspected to be the work of an unmanned U.S. drone.

Military officials have said South Waziristan is the stronghold of Pakistani Taliban leader Beitullah Mehsud.

White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said he had no comment on the report, and a CIA spokesperson also declined comment.

The United States has in the past offered no comment on such strikes in Pakistan, citing policy.

The alleged attack comes days after Pakistan's parliament condemned any incursion on Pakistani soil by foreign forces.

It is also the second such report in less than a week. On Thursday, two missiles fired from an unmanned drone struck a religious school in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, killing eight people and wounding six others, military sources told CNN.

CNN's Reza Sayah contributed to this report.

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