Four militants killed in US drone attack in Pak

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 20:53

Islamabad: US drones targeted two compounds,
including one belonging to the Taliban faction headed by
Mullah Nazir, in Pakistan`s restive South Waziristan tribal
region on Wednesday, killing at least four militants.

The drones fired a total of four missiles at the
compounds in Karikot and Doogh areas near Wana, the main town
in South Waziristan, TV news channels reported quoting
officials.

Four militants were killed in the missile strikes, the
reports said.

Drones continued to hover over the area after the
strikes.

One of the strikes targeted a compound belonging to
Mullah Nazir-led Taliban faction, which frequently carries out
cross-border attacks on US and foreign forces in Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda-linked militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri was
reportedly killed in a US drone strike in the same area
earlier this month.

However, US officials have said his death cannot be
confirmed.

There have been more than 35 drone strikes in Pakistan`s
tribal belt bordering Afghanistan this year.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 20:53

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