Three militants killed in US drone attack in Pak tribal region
Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 23:48
Peshawar: Three foreign militants were killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, official sources said.

A missile fired by the unmanned plane hit the militants as they were standing outside a house by a road in Eidak area of Mirali sub-division in North Waziristan Agency, the sources said.

All three militants were killed instantly.

US drones have carried out a series of attacks in North Waziristan since a suicide bomber linked to the Pakistani Taliban killed seven CIA operatives at a forward base in the neighbouring Khost province of Afghanistan in December last year.

Pakistani leaders have hinted that security forces are set to launch an operation against the Taliban in North Waziristan Agency.


First Published: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 23:48

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