US drone strike kill eight in northwest Pakistan

At least eight suspected militants were killed when a US drone struck a compound in the volatile Waziristan tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, the 16th such attack in a month.

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 23:30 PM IST

Peshawar: At least eight suspected
militants were killed when a US drone struck a compound in the
volatile Waziristan tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday,
the 16th such attack in a month.

The drone targeted the compound of a suspected
militant in the remote Jandola area between North and South
Waziristan Agencies that is dominated by Taliban fighters.
The US has carried out at least 16 drone strikes in
Waziristan this month the highest number for a single month
since the attacks began in 2004.

Yesterday, at least eight persons, including suspected
militants, were killed when US drones targeted a vehicle in
Shawa area, 25 km from Miranshah, the main town of North
Waziristan Agency.
Five suspected militants were killed in a drone strike
on Sunday.

PTI