South Asia

Pakistan drone attacks 'kill three militants'

US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, file image
Image caption Drones have killed hundreds of people in 2010

At least three suspected militants have been killed in a drone strike in the troubled Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say.

The attack took place about 10km (six miles) east of the tribal region's main town of Miranshah, reports say.

The missile targeted a moving vehicle and killed the three men, intelligence officials said.

The area is a haven for al-Qaeda and the Taliban. More than 100 raids were reported in the area last year

The US does not routinely confirm that it has launched drone operations, but analysts say only American forces have the capacity to deploy such aircraft in the region.

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