Missile strike kills six in Pakistan

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The Independent Online

A suspected US missile strike has killed at least six people in north-western Pakistan near the Afghan border, intelligence officials said today.

The officials said the strike from an unmanned aircraft targeted a house in a refugee camp in the North Waziristan tribal area.

The identities of the people killed in the strike were not known, but the area is dominated by a militant group led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur that often carries out attacks against foreign troops in Afghanistan.