Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A missile strike targeted a house in northwest Pakistan believed to be housing Islamic militants late Thursday, the latest in a string of suspected U.S. drone attacks on the region, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
Three people were killed and two were wounded in the attack, one of the officials told CNN.
The house was located in the largely autonomous tribal district of North Waziristan, near the rugged border with Afghanistan. The border area has been the scene of heavy fighting between Pakistani forces and the Taliban, the Islamic militia that is also battling U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
The U.S. military routinely offers no comment on reported drone attacks. However, it is the only country operating in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from remote-controlled aircraft.