Four militants killed in US drone attack in Pak

Islamabad: US drones targeted two compounds, including one belonging to the Taliban faction headed by Mullah Nazir, in Pakistan's restive South Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday, killing at least four militants.

The drones fired a total of four missiles at the compounds in Karikot and Doogh areas near Wana, the main town in South Waziristan, TV news channels reported quoting officials.

Four militants were killed in the missile strikes, the reports said.

Drones continued to hover over the area after the strikes.

One of the strikes targeted a compound belonging to Mullah Nazir-led Taliban faction, which frequently carries out cross-border attacks on US and foreign forces in Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda-linked militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in the same area earlier this month.

However, US officials have said his death cannot be confirmed.

There have been more than 35 drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt bordering Afghanistan this year.