US drones kill 10 suspected militants in Pakistan

It was the first US drone strike in Pakistan since Osama`s killing.

Last Updated: May 06, 2011, 19:50 PM IST

Islamabad: A day after Pakistan Army Chief
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani warned US against violating its
sovereignty, CIA-operated drones struck in North Waziristan
killing at least 10 militants and injuring several others, the
first since Osama bin Laden`s death.

The unmanned CIA operated spy planes fired at least
four missiles at a compound and a vehicle in Datta Khel area
of North Waziristan Agency, officials told the media.

Ten militants were killed and several others injured
in the strike, the first attack by the Predator drones since
US special forces killed the al Qaeda chief in a pre-dawn raid
on a compound in the garrison city of Abbottabad on Monday.

The area targeted in today`s missile strike is
believed to be under the control of a Taliban faction led by
commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur.

Pakistan has opposed the drone attacks and the US raid
that killed bin Laden as violations of its sovereignty.

PTI