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US drone strike leaves 3 dead in Pakistan: officials

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan--A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a suspected militant compound in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing three people, security officials said.

One missile hit a house in the Tappi area about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district which is a stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants.

The other hit a vehicle parked outside, they said.

One security official in the northwestern city of Peshawar said the target was a militant compound and those killed were insurgents.

“It was a militant compound being used to store arms and ammunition,” he said, requesting anonymity.

“Three militants were killed. The casualties were not high because there not many militants inside.”

Wednesday's strike was the third by unmanned U.S. aircraft in the Miranshah area this month.

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