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US missile strike kills five militants in South Waziristan

March 08, 2011

US drone - Photo by Reuters

PESHAWAR: A US missile strike targeting a compound killed five militants in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border on Tuesday, security officials said, updating an earlier toll of four.

The strike took place in Landidog village, 20 kilometres (12 miles) west of Wana, the main town in South Waziristan tribal region.

“A US drone fired two missiles targeting a compound, killing five militants,” a senior Pakistani security official told AFP.

He said that militants were using the compound owned by a local tribesman named as Fazal Karam.