Officials: US missiles kill 8 people in Pakistan

RASOOL DAWAR Associated Press Published:

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say U.S. drone-fired missiles have killed eight people in the country's northwest tribal region near the Afghan border.

The officials say the missiles hit a house Wednesday in Spalga village in the North Waziristan tribal area.

The identities of those killed in the attack are unknown. But the area is dominated by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a prominent militant commander who has focused on fighting foreign troops in Afghanistan.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.