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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. missile strike in northwestern Pakistan killed nine people Friday, two Pakistani military sources said.

The strike happened about 12:10 p.m. in a village in North Waziristan, a region near the Afghan border that is rife with Islamic extremism, the sources said.

They spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Wes Robertson, acting spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan, had no comment on the suspected strike.

Suspected U.S. military strikes against militants in Pakistan have sparked outrage in Pakistan's new national government.

On Monday, Pakistan's new president, Asif Ali Zardari, and its prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani, met with U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the senior U.S. military commander for a region that includes Pakistan and Afghanistan. Petraeus said he heard complaints from senior Pakistani leaders about U.S. military attacks on targets in Pakistan.

One week ago, on October 31, two suspected U.S. missile strikes killed 28 people in northwestern Pakistan, military sources and local intelligence officials told CNN.

Those attacks happened just days after Pakistan's Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador, Anne Patterson, to lodge a complaint about missile attacks it believes have been conducted on Pakistani soil by unmanned U.S. drones.


The ministry told Patterson that such attacks violate Pakistan's sovereignty and should be stopped immediately. The ministry also argued that such attacks have cost lives and undermined public support for Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts.

Pakistan's parliament passed a resolution last month that condemned any incursion on Pakistani soil by foreign forces.

CNN's Reza Sayah contributed to this report.

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