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US drone in northwest Pakistan kills 6 militants

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 Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike on a sprawling Taliban hideout in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan has killed six militants.

   Two intelligence officials say four missiles struck the compound in the town of Datta Khel in the North Waziristan tribal region Tuesday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to the media.

   North Waziristan was considered to be a strong base for local and foreign militants until June 15 when Pakistan's army launched a major operation there to eliminate those accused of orchestrating acts of terrorism in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan.

   The Pakistani army says it has cleared the militants from more than 80 percent of the region.

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