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U.S. drone attack kills 5, officials say

By Reza Sayah, CNN
August 18, 2012 -- Updated 0825 GMT (1625 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The drone fires two missiles at a suspected militant compound
  • It is the 28th U.S. drone strike this year in Pakistan, according to a CNN count

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A U.S. drone attack killed at least five militants Saturday in northwest Pakistan's tribal area, two local officials said.

The drone fired two missiles at a suspected militant compound in the Shawal area of North Waziristan district, according to the intelligence and military officials. They asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The attack was the 28th U.S. drone strike this year in Pakistan, according to a CNN count.

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