US missile strike kills two militants in Pakistan: officials

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, Jan 1, 2010 (AFP) - At least two militants were killed Friday in the second US missile strike in as many days targeting insurgents in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, security officials said.

The attack by a drone aircraft took place at 8:45 am (0345 GMT) in Ghundikhel village, 15 kilometres (nine miles) east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan.

Pakistani youth celebrate New Year's Eve in Lahore on December 31, 2009. (AFP photo)

"A US drone fired two missiles, targeting a vehicle and killing two militants," a senior security official in the area told AFP>.

Another security official also confirmed the strike and the casualties.

Source: AFP

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