Seven suspected militants were killed Thursday night in a US drone strike in Pakistan's Tribal region, two Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.
The officials said a US drone fired three missiles at a suspected militant hideout in Misermada Khel, a village in North Waziristan. North Waziristan is one of seven districts in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border and has been the focus of drone attacks this year.
Based on a count by CNN's Islamabad bureau, Thursday's attack was the 41st US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal regions this year.
The officials asked to not be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media on the record.
Journalist Nasir Habib contributed to this report