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Suspected US drone strike kills 3 in Pakistan

MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) - Intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone missile strike has killed three militants in Pakistan's lawless tribal area near the Afghan border.

It was the third such attack in the past 24 hours in an area of North Waziristan controlled by a militant commander who has targeted coalition troops in Afghanistan.

The officials say the suspected U.S. drone fired three missiles at a house in the Pai Khel area of North Waziristan on Friday, killing the three militants and wounding two others.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Meanwhile, police appear to have been the target of another suicide attack in northwestern Pakistan today.

A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives near a mosque inside a police compound just as officers were leaving Friday prayers. At least 10 people have been killed and dozens more wounded. A local hospital official says most were police.


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