February 24th, 2011
10:49 AM ET

Suspected drone strike kills 5 militants in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region killed five suspected militants on Thursday, intelligence officials told CNN.

Two intelligence officials said the drone fired two missiles on the militant's hideout in the area of Data Khel in North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The intelligence officials asked not be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Based on a count by the CNN Islamabad bureau Thursday's suspected drone strike was the eleventh this year.

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