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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suspected U.S. missile strike killed at least 13 people Friday in a Pakistani village close to the Afghan border, security officials said, the latest in a surge of attacks that a top American general said has eliminated three militant leaders.
The strikes are likely to trigger fresh anger from Pakistan's civil and military leaders, who say the U.S. attacks undercut support for the government's anti-terror efforts, and from many of the country's 170 million people.
A Pakistani intelligence official said an agent who visited the village reported that 13 suspected militants had died.
The official said the targeted house belonged to a local Taliban commander and that authorities were still trying to determine the identities of those killed.
A government representative in the region also put the toll at 13.
The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.