Friday, March 22, 2013

US drones strikes kills four in North Waziristan

US drones fired two missiles at a vehicle in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt Thursday, killing four militants, security officials said.

The attack took place in Datta Khel town, 35 kilometres (22 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in the lawless North Waziristan region, which borders Afghanistan. The area is a stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

“Four drones came to the area around midnight and fired two missiles targeting a militant vehicle,” a local security official said.

“At least four militants were killed, their vehicle was blown up,” he said.

Another security official in the northwestern city of Peshawar, which lies on the edge of the tribal region, confirmed the attack and the casualties.
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