US drones kill three Haqqani fighters
PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed at least three militants in Darpakhel Sarai, just outside Miranshah in North Waziristan on Thursday, destroying a compound in a mountain stronghold of the Taliban’s Haqqani network, officials said.
“A drone fired two missiles on a militant compound. At least three militants were killed,” a senior Pakistani security official said.
He said those killed were loyal to Jamil Haqqani, an important Afghan commander in the Haqqani network whom US officials said was killed in a drone strike in North Waziristan on October 13.
Other intelligence officials in Miranshah and Peshawar confirmed Thursday’s missile strike and casualties. Three other wounded militants were pulled out of the rubble and taken to hospital, witnesses said. Militants cordoned off the area and were preventing anyone from accessing the destroyed compound, they said. afp