US drone kills 6 suspected militants in Pak

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 23:28

Islamabad: Six suspected militants were killed when a US drone targeted a compound in the restive North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan Monday.

The unmanned CIA-operated spy plane fired two missiles at the compound in Mirali region of North Waziristan this evening.

Six persons were killed in the attack, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.

On Saturday, three suspected militants were killed when a drone targeted a vehicle in North Waziristan Agency.

The US has continued its drone campaign in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan despite strong protests from Pakistan.

During a meeting with US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman on September 15, President Asif Ali Zardari reiterated Pakistan`s call for an end to drone attacks.

Zardari described the use of drones as counter-productive in the fight against militancy and in the "battle of winning hearts".

He said Pakistan and the US need to find alternatives to drones.
Today`s drone strike occurred hours after Zardari met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York. Zardari is visiting the US to attend the UN General Assembly session.


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First Published: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 23:15

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