Pakistan officials: US drone strike in northwestern tribal area kills 5 militants

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say Taliban militants have been killed in three incidents today in the country's northwest.

Two security officials say a U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in in North Waziristan, killing at least five Taliban fighters.

In a separate operation, the military says Pakistani security forces killed five "terrorists" on the outskirts of Peshawar, where the Pakistani Taliban carried out a school massacre earlier this week, killing 148 people, mainly children.

Also on today, police in Peshawar say a security official and a police officer were killed during a shootout with militants in the city. He says two militants were killed.

The school attack shocked Pakistan and prompted a massive military response in the tribal regions along the Afghan border, longtime strongholds of both foreign and local militants. Pakistani air strikes and ground operations in the Khyber region -- where the school attack is believed to have emanated -- have killed around 200 militants.

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