PAKISTAN (WKOW) -- Violence has spiked again in Pakistan. Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. missile strike has killed seven militants in a tribal region that has rarely seen such attacks.
The officials say the missiles hit a vehicle in the Spin Drand area of Khyber on Thursday.
More than 100 missile strikes have hit Pakistan's border region this year. Nearly all hit targets in North Waziristan, a tribal area under the control of Taliban and al-Qaida.
The U.S. rarely acknowledges the covert CIA-run program. Pakistan officially protests the drone-fired missile strikes, but is believed to secretly aid them.