Peshawar: Six Taliban militants were
killed on Friday as US Predator drones targeted a vehicle used by
them in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region of
northwest Pakistan, officials said.
The drones fired missiles at the vehicle in Datta Khel
area near Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan
Agency, killing four militants.
The other persons were killed, when drones returned to
strike at people who had gathered around the vehicle to
retrieve the bodies from the debris and help the injured.
Datta Khel has witnessed numerous attacks by US drones
over the past two years.
The US administration has been pushing Pakistan to
launch a military action against al Qaeda and Taliban elements
in North Waziristan Agency.