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Suspected U.S. drone attack kills 9 in Pakistan

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  • Taliban and foreign fighters among dead in suspected drone attack, official says
  • Strike hit in South Waziristan village, part of Pakistan's tribal region
  • The U.S. military has not commented on the attack
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(CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone attack on a village in Pakistan's tribal region killed nine people and wounded four others Tuesday morning, a Pakistani intelligence source and a regional official said.

The attack hit a militant training center in the South Waziristan village of Drey Nishter, according to the intelligence source. Among the dead were Taliban and foreign fighters, said Muhammad Nasim, a regional official.

A Taliban fighter, who requested anonymity, said three missiles hit a house used as a training center that belongs to Baitullah Mehsud, a Taliban leader.

South Waziristan is part of Pakistan's tribal region, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, where a number of aerial attacks are thought to have been carried out by U.S. drones.

The U.S. military in neighboring Afghanistan has not commented on the strikes, which typically target Taliban fighters in the border region.

But the United States is the only country operating in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from remote-controlled drones.

Journalist Janullah Hashimzada contributed to this report.

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