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US missiles kill six in North Waziristan

February 24, 2011

The strike took place in the restive Datta Khel region, 25 kilometres west of Miramshah, the main town in the North Waziristan.-Reuters photo

PESHAWAR: Suspected US missiles hit a house and car in a village in northwest Pakistan close to the Afghan border Thursday, killing at least six people, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The strikes occurred within minutes of each other in the North Waziristan region, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to brief the media.

The officials said three missiles slammed into the house, killing four people. Two people were killed in the strike on the car. They did not identify the victims.

American officials do not publicly acknowledge the program or say who they are targeting.