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Another US missile strike kills 3 in Pakistan

MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed three alleged militants in the country’s northwest.

It’s the latest in a barrage of attacks by unmanned drones on the stronghold of Taliban fighters targeting American and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The officials say a pair of missiles hit a moving vehicle in Pir Kali village in North Waziristan. The area is home to a mix of Afghan and Pakistani Taliban.

The two Pakistani officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

The U.S. has ramped up its officially unacknowledged drone attacks in Pakistan’s lawless border region, launching more than 100 missile strikes this year.

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