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Suspected U.S. missile strike allegedly kills six


PAKISTAN (WKOW) -- Violence in Pakistan continues, but this time the U.S. might be to blame.

Intelligence officials and a resident say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed six alleged militants in northwestern Pakistan. The officials say three missiles hit a house and a vehicle Monday in Shawa village near Mir Ali in the North Waziristan tribal area. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Resident Noor Khan says he saw drones in the sky before he heard explosions. The area targeted is dominated by Islamist militant groups focused on attacking NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan.

There have been at least 15 suspected U.S. missile strikes this month, the most intense barrage since they began in 2004.

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