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PESHAWAR, Feb 20: A US drone attack late on Sunday killed at least five militants in South Waziristan tribal region, officials said.

“Five militants were killed in the strike,” a military official said.

“The target was a house used by militants,” he added, requesting anonymity.

An intelligence official who confirmed the attack put the toll at six dead and three wounded.

The unmanned aircraft fired three missiles at the house in Kaza Panga village, 15km west of Wana, the main town in South Waziristan.

The attack was the first since a US gunman shot and killed two Pakistanis in Lahore on Jan 27, triggering a diplomatic row between Pakistan and the United States. Raymond Davis, the gunman, is under arrest and being tried by the Lahore High Court.—AFP