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Drone strikes claim lives in Pakistan

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At least nine suspected fighters have been killed after US drones fired missiles at a vehicle and a residential compound in the Kurram tribal agency, in Pakistan's northwest, according to Pakistani officials.

Al Jazeera's sources said that in the first of Monday's two attacks, a vehicle was hit and two suspected fighters were killed.

The vehicle was attacked again but just a few minutes later, as the local tribesmen rushed to a nearby residential compound for safety, a second missile was fired killing another seven suspected fighters.

The identities of the suspected fighters have not yet been established.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, two Pakistani intelligence officials confirmed the attacks.

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