US drone kills three militants in North Waziristan
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 00:08
Islamabad: A US drone targeted a vehicle in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan on Monday, killing three suspected militants, officials said.

The drone fired two missiles at the vehicle as it drove through a village about 15 km from Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan Agency, officials told TV news channels.

This was the fourth drone strike in Waziristan in five days. Six suspected militants were killed in a missile attack yesterday while 11 others, including a key Taliban commander, were killed in strikes in North and South Waziristan on Thursday.

The Obama administration has stepped up drone strikes in Pakistan over the past two years. There have been over 50 drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt bordering Afghanistan this year.


First Published: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 00:08

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