US drone strike kills 6 militants in northwest Pak
Last Updated: Thursday, October 07, 2010, 00:23
Peshawar: Six militants were killed on Wednesday in a US drone strike in the restive North Waziristan tribal area of northwest Pakistan, security officials said.

The drone fired two missiles at a house in Darpa Khel town, 25 km west of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan Agency.

The house was believed to be a hideout of the Haqqani militant network, officials said.

At least three of the militants killed in the strike were members of the Haqqani network, which the US military has blamed for attacks on American and NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan.

In recent weeks, the US has significantly increased drone strikes in Pakistan's unruly tribal areas, which it calls the global headquarters of al-Qaeda and dreaded Haqqani network.

Over 140 people have been killed in more than two dozen missile since early September in the region.

Among those killed include a British terror suspect who was to head al Qaeda group in the UK 'The Islamic Army of Great Britain' and was tasked to carry out Mumbai-style attacks on London, Paris and other European cities.

More than 1,100 people have been killed in 141 US drone missile strikes in the area since August 2008.


First Published: Thursday, October 07, 2010, 00:23

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