Three killed in US drone attack in Pak`s northwest

Last Updated: Monday, January 4, 2010 - 16:24

Islamabad: A US drone fired missiles at a house used by militants in a village in Pakistan`s restive North Waziristan tribal region killing at least three people, the third such strike in the area in less than a week.
The drone attack took place yesterday in Mirali area of North Waziristan tribal agency, TV news channels reported.

Three suspected militants died in the third drone attack in the region in less than a week, they said.

Earlier, eight militants were killed in two separate US drone attacks in the area on December 31 and January 1 respectively.

A car parked outside the house targeted in today`s attack was also destroyed.

The Mirali area is a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda elements.


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First Published: Monday, January 4, 2010 - 16:24

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