US drone strike in Pakistan kills 3 militants

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ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected American drone fired two missiles at a home in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing at least three foreign militants.

Two officials say the strike happened just before midnight Wednesday in North Waziristan.

They say initial reports gathered from their agents in the field suggest the slain men were Arabs.

The American drone program is extremely unpopular in Pakistan because it is perceived as killing innocent civilians, which the U.S. denies.

Many in Pakistan also consider it an affront to their sovereignty but the U.S. has shown no indication it is willing to halt the program.

Associated Press

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