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US missile attack kills
3 in northwest Pakistan

A US drone fired two missiles at a bakery in northwest Pakistan Saturday morning, killing at least three suspected militants, two local intelligence officials said.

The officials said at least one militant was also wounded in the latest attack that took place in Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region.

It was the third such attack in less than one week.

The officials said the victims were buying goods from the bakery when the missiles hit it. They said residents were still removing the debris.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. The US rarely talks publicly about the covert CIA-run drone program in Pakistan.

Drone strikes have become an increasingly contentious issue between Washington and Pakistan. Pakistan's parliament has demanded the US end all drone strikes on its territory.

However, the United States has shown no intention of stopping the strikes.

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