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US drone strike kills 20 militants

Twenty Islamist militants have been killed in an American missile attack close to the Afghan border, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.

The officials said 16 of the dead were Afghan militants belonging to the Haqqani network, an insurgent faction fighting the US presence in Afghanistan.

The attack took place early on Tuesday on a house in the North Waziristan tribal region.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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