US drone strike kills seven in North Waziristan
MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike on Monday destroyed a vehicle in Pakistan’s Taliban and al Qaeda-linked stronghold of North Waziristan on the Afghan border, killing seven terrorists, officials said.
The attack took place on the outskirts of Mir Ali, around 30 kilometres east of Miranshah. “A US drone fired two missiles which hit a vehicle. At least seven terrorists have been killed,” a security official in Peshawar said.
Another intelligence official in Miranshah said two drones fired four missiles, hitting a van and killing at least seven terrorists. “I do not know whether there was a high-value target. We received reports that those killed in the van were all foreigners,” he said. Monday’s attack was the eighth to be reported in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas near the Afghan border since US commandos killed Osama bin Laden in a raid in Abbottabad on May 2. afp