Officials: Suspected US Strike Kills 2 in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) _ Officials and a witness say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed two people in a militant stronghold in Pakistan.

The Monday night strike in Tabi Tolkhel village in North Waziristan tribal region appears to be the latest in a surge of alleged U.S. missile strikes on Pakistani territory.

More than 30 strikes _ most in the country's northwest, near the Afghan border _ have been reported since August.

Villager Ajab Khan said the strike set a house on fire. He said he saw two bodies and three wounded people taken away in a vehicle and that Taliban militants surrounded the house afterward.

Three local intelligence officials confirmed the account, citing informants.

Pakistan routinely protests such strikes as violations of its sovereignty.

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