American missiles kill 3 in northwest Pakistan

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Posted: Sep 11, 2011 11:22 AM
American missiles kill 3 in northwest Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed three people in an al-Qaida and Taliban safe haven along the Afghan border.

The two officials say a pair of missiles Sunday struck a house near Mir Ali town in North Waziristan.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk with reporters.

The attack is another reminder of America's ongoing fight against militants 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The United States has fired scores of missiles into northwest Pakistan since 2008, trying to keep al-Qaida operatives there on the run.

The undeclared program is a source of tension with Pakistan, which has not launched a military operation in North Waziristan despite American requests.