Four militants killed in US drone strike in northwest Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 10:42

Islamabad: Four militants were killed when a US drone targeted a vehicle in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan on Thursday.

State-run Radio Pakistan reported four persons were killed in the attack by the CIA-operated spy plane in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Agency.

Officials were quoted by TV news channels as saying that the drone fired two missiles at a vehicle, a short distance from Miranshah, the main town in the region.

North Waziristan is a safe haven for Taliban and al-Qaeda elements.

The attack was carried out at around midnight.

Officials said four drones had been seen flying over the area.

The vehicle was destroyed when two missiles hit it.

A UN envoy last week said US drone attacks violated Pakistan`s sovereignty.

Islamabad has described the missile strikes as counter-productive and called on the US to stop them.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 10:42

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