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Pakistan officials: Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in tribal region near Afghan border

  • Police chief Nasir Khan Durrani salutes to police officers killed in an attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Police chief Nasir Khan Durrani salutes to police officers killed in an attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani police officers attend the funeral of police officers killed in an attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Pakistani police officers attend the funeral of police officers killed in an attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani police officers look at their colleague, who lost his life in the line of duty in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Pakistani police officers look at their colleague, who lost his life in the line of duty in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike targeting a militant hideout killed six men in a northwestern tribal region along Afghan border.

The two officials say the compound hit late Tuesday in the Shawal area of North Waziristan belonged to Islamic militants loyal to an Afghan warlord and was also frequented by Uzbek fighters.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

The officials say the identity of those killed has not yet been determined.

The Pakistani military has been battling militants in Shawal as part of an offensive launched in June 2014 in North Waziristan, a longtime stronghold of al-Qaida and other armed groups.