US drone strike kills four militants in Pakistan: Officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:30

Miranshah: Missiles fired from a US drone aircraft killed four militants at a compound in
northwest Pakistan`s lawless tribal region bordering Afghanistan today, security officials said.

The attack was the third since Sunday in North Waziristan district, which is infested with Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

The drone fired two missiles into a militant compound in Tabi Tolkhel village, close to the Afghan border, a security official said.
"According to initial reports four militants were killed and two wounded," the official said, requesting anonymity.
A local administration official confirmed the toll and said it was a US drone strike targeting a compound belonging to a Taliban commander.


First Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:30
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