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Officials: US Drone Strikes Kill More Militants in Pakistan

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North and South Waziristan, Khyber, Pakistan

North and South Waziristan, Khyber, Pakistan

At least eight militants are dead in northwest Pakistan after two suspected U.S. drone strikes Tuesday on Taliban compounds.

In the first attack, officials say a U.S. drone fired three missiles at a home in the Shawal area of the North Waziristan tribal region. At least five militants were killed.

A few hours later, officials say a second drone fired missiles at militants in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.

Officials say a drone strike Monday killed at least five other militants in Shawal, while another five were killed in a strike in the same area on Sunday.

U.S. drone attacks resumed in June after a pause during the first half of the year, while the Pakistani government tried unsuccessfully to negotiate with the Taliban.

Pakistan's military launched a major anti-militant offensive in June in North Waziristan. The remote region bordering Afghanistan has long been a hideout for militants, including the Taliban and al-Qaida.

Some information in this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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