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4 killed in drone strike in Pakistan

From Nasir Habib, For CNN
May 23, 2012 -- Updated 0502 GMT (1302 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The attack occurs in North Waziristan
  • U.S. officials rarely discuss the CIA's drone program in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- At least four militants were killed Wednesday after a suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The attack occurred at a compound in the area of Datakhel of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the officials said.

U.S. officials rarely discuss the CIA's drone program in Pakistan, though privately they have said the covert strikes are legal and an effective tactic in the fight against extremists.

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