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Drone Strike Kills 7 in North Waziristan, Pakistani Officials Say

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Missiles fired from what Pakistani government and security officials said was a U.S. drone killed seven suspected militants in Pakistan's remote North Waziristan on Wednesday. The strike targeted a suspected militant hideout in the mountainous Shawal valley, the officials said.

The drone attack was the second in the area in as many weeks. Another drone strike earlier this month in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan killed an alleged militant who owned the house where alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was arrested in 2003, according to an al-Qaeda-affiliated group. The Pakistani army is currently waging a months-long operation against Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants who have controlled North Waziristan for years.

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