Six militants killed in US drone strikes in North Waziristan

Monday, November 1, 2010

MIRANSHAH - At least six militants were killed and two others injured in a US drone attack in the tribal belt of North Waziristan in Pakistan on Monday.

According to the Dawn, the target of the attack was a house used by militants in Haider Khel village, about 25 kilometers east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.

“Six militants were killed. The drone fired two missiles,” a Pakistani security official said.

“The compound belonged to local tribesman Ahmad Ali and had become a hub of militants’ movement,” he added.

The identities of the terrorists were not known, but the official claimed said that those killed in the strike were associated with a terrorist group led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, which regularly attacks NATO troops in Afghanistan,

An unrelenting series of US missile attacks have pounded North Waziristan in the past two months.

According to Pakistani intelligence reports, 28 missile strikes have killed over 150 people since September 2.

The highest number of airstrikes in a single month has been the 11 launched in January this year. (ANI)

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