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Five dead after U.S. missile attack in Pakistan


PAKISTAN (WKOW) -- Five people are reported dead in Pakistan Monday morning. Intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles at a car and a motorcycle in northwestern Pakistan.

The officials say Monday's attack occurred in the Khushali area of the North Waziristan tribal region. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

It was the fourth such drone attack in North Waziristan this week. It's part of a rising campaign by the Obama administration to target militants who regularly launch cross-border attacks against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

The U.S. refuses to acknowledge the attacks publicly, but officials have said privately that they have killed several senior Taliban and al-Qaida militants over the years.

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