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A US drone strike on Monday killed at least five Islamic militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said. 

US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile setting off from its hangar at Bagram air base in Afghanistan in 2009. A US drone strike on Monday killed at least five Islamic militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said.

The strike targeted a compound in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, known as a bastion for the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The drone fired two missiles, they said.

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