US drone kills 11 militants in Pakistan

US drones struck a house in the restive North Waziristan tribal region in northwest Pakistan today, killing 11 suspected militants.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 11:59 AM IST

Peshawar: US drones struck a house in the
restive North Waziristan tribal region in northwest Pakistan
today, killing 11 suspected militants.

The drones fired at least four missiles at the house
in Shawal, which is dominated by the Haqqani and Hafiz Gul
Bahadur groups that often attack US troops across the border
in Afghanistan.

Officials were quoted by TV news channels as saying
that nine suspected militants were killed instantly while
local residents dug out two bodies from the debris of the
house.

Drones continued to hover over the area after the
strike.

This was the 10th drone attack in Waziristan this
month.

PTI