July 15th, 2010
11:46 AM ET

Security Brief: U.S. drone strike kills 7

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

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  1. Prelgovisk

    I read in an earlier report that Pakistan has some of its own drones now and even in the US use of drones, they are involved in targeting & intelligence. Does the author of this news article know for sure that it was a USA only operation? If not, than it should not be stated as such. Leaving out the possibility of Pakistani cooperation, involvement or control is to slant or color the story beyond what the facts support.

    July 15, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest101

      It is involved. Without Pakistani permission there will be no US drone bombings.

      July 15, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. V

    Get em

    July 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chefswesiaw

    co szukalem, dzieki

    December 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |