Second suspected US missile attack in NW Pakistan

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PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani officials say a second suspected U.S. missile attack has struck a house in northwest Pakistan but casualties are not yet known.

Local government official Noor Alam says Monday's attack on the house in the Kurram tribal area occurred minutes after missiles hit a nearby vehicle and killed seven people, five of whom were suspected militants.

Drone attacks are very rare in Kurram, an area where many Taliban militants and their allies have fled Pakistani army operations.

Two Pakistani intelligence officials confirmed the attacks in Kurram. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.