US drone kills four persons in Pakistan

Four persons were killed when a US drone targeted a house in the restive North Waziristan of Pakistan today, the first such attack since November last year.

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2012, 09:31 AM IST

Islamabad: Four persons were killed when a
US drone targeted a house in the restive North Waziristan
tribal region of northwest Pakistan today, the first such
attack since November last year.

The drone fired two missiles at the house in Miranshah,
the main town of North Waziristan Agency, Geo News channel
reported.

The identity of the four persons killed in the attack
could not immediately be ascertained. The house caught fire
after the missiles slammed into it, local residents were
quoted as saying by the channel.

This was the first US drone strike in Pakistan`s tribal
belt since November 17 last year.

The US had reportedly suspended its controversial drone
campaign after a cross-border NATO air strike killed 24
Pakistani soldiers on November 26.

Pakistan had angrily responded to the air strike by
shutting all NATO supply routes and forcing the US to vacate
Shamsi airbase, reportedly used by CIA-operated drones.

PTI