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US drone strike kills three in NW Pakistan

A US "Predator" drone passes overhead at a forward operating base near Kandahar on January 1, 2009.A US drone strike targeting a militant compound Thursday killed three insurgents in a northwest Pakistan tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. The attack took place near Miranshah, the main town in the troubled North Waziristan tribal district. "A US drone fired two missiles on a militant compound, hitting a part of the house and also a vehicle parked there, killing three militants," a senior security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.