Drone missile strike in Pakistan kills five

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed five people in a northwestern militant haven near the Afghan border.

The four missiles struck a house overnight near North Waziristan. The area is home to several al-Qaida-linked and other militant groups.

The U.S. says one of the area’s groups — the Haqqani network, which focuses on attacks against U.S. troops and NATO allies — is among the biggest threats to peace in Afghanistan.