US drone strikes kill 15 militants in Pakistan

Two separate US drone attacks in Pakistan`s restive northwest tribal region on Tuesday killed at least 15 suspected militants.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 22:11 PM IST

Peshawar: Two separate US drone attacks
in Pakistan`s restive northwest tribal region on Tuesday killed at
least 15 suspected militants.

In the first attack, the drones fired at least four
missiles at the house in Shawal, which is dominated by the
Haqqani and Hafiz Gul Bahadur groups that often attack US
troops across the border in Afghanistan.

Officials were quoted by TV news channels as saying
that nine suspected militants were killed instantly while
local residents dug out two bodies from the debris of the
house.

Drones continued to hover over the area after the
strike.

The second drone attack took place in Qutabkhel
village in the outskirts of Miranshah, killing four militants.

This was the 11th drone attack in Waziristan this
month.

PTI