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Drone strike kills 6 militants in Pakistan: officials

By the CNN Wire Staff
November 17, 2011 -- Updated 1248 GMT (2048 HKT)
  • Four missiles were fired on a militant hideout
  • Six suspected militants were killed, intelligence officials say

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

Two Pakistani intelligence officials said the suspected drone fired four missiles on a militant hideout in the area of Razmak in North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Based on a count by the CNN Islamabad bureau, Thursday's suspected drone strike was the 64th this year compared to 111 in all of 2010.

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

Journalist Saboor Khatak contributed to this report