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2 US missile strikes kill 9 militants in Pakistan

2 US missile strikes kill 9 militants in Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say a second U.S. drone strike in the country's northwest has killed four suspected militants.
Two officials say the airstrike took place Wednesday near Mir Ali, a town in the North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
It was second strike within hours. The first such attack killed five suspected militants.
The officials said the identity of those killed was not immediately known. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media on the record.
North Waziristan is a stronghold for Taliban and foreign militants, who focus on attacks on U.S. and its allied NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan.