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Suspected U.S. drone kills five in Pakistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Latest drone attack targets suspected militant hideout
  • U.S. rarely comments on drone attacks
  • Pakistan
  • United States

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal region on Sunday morning, intelligence officials told CNN.

Two intelligence officials said two missiles were fired on the hideout of suspected militants in the Data Khel area of North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The intelligence officials asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Last week officials said suspected drone strikes killed 29 suspected militants in the region.

While the United States is the only country in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from drones -- which are controlled remotely -- U.S. officials normally do not comment on suspected drone strikes.

Journalist Nasir Dawar contributed to this report.