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Officials: US missiles kill 7 in NW Pakistan

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: Dec 16, 2010 16:47 Updated: Dec 16, 2010 16:47

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistani intelligence officials say a US 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. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

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 Taleban and Al-Qaeda.

The US rarely acknowledges the covert CIA-run program.

Pakistan officially protests the drone-fired missile strikes, but is believed to secretly aid them.

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