ISLAMABAD (AP) - Two Pakistani intelligence officials say that missiles from an American drone have killed five militants in their hideout in a northwestern tribal area.

The intelligence officials said two missiles fired from the unmanned spy aircraft slammed into the village of Dawar Musaki in the North Waziristan region.

The officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

They said that some of the dead were believed to be foreign fighters but they did not know how many or where they were from.

The CIA's drone program is extremely controversial in Pakistan where residents view it as an affront to their sovereignty and contend it often results in civilian deaths, which the U.S. denies. Washington says the program is vital to combating militants that threaten the U.S.

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