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Officials: Drone strike kills 4 suspected militants in Pakistan

From Nasir Habib, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two missiles are fired on a militant hideout, intelligence officials say
  • The suspected drone strike is the 46th this year, according to a CNN count
  • The U.S. rarely comments on suspected drone strikes
RELATED TOPICS
  • Pakistan
  • Drone Attacks

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

Two missiles were fired on a militant hideout in the area of Sheen Warsik in South Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

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

Based on a count by the CNN Islamabad bureau, Friday's suspected drone strike was the 46th this year compared to 111 for all of 2010.