US drone strike eliminates 6 in NWA
MIRAN SHAH: US drone fired two missiles on militants’ vehicle parked outside a compound in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) late Tuesday killing at least 6 of them, the DawnNews reported.
“The compound, being frequented by militants recently, was also destroyed in the attack,” the forces officials told a foreign news agency.
Another security official and two intelligence officials confirmed the missile strike and death toll.
The official said it was not immediately clear whether any “high value target” was present at the time of the attack, which took place in the suburbs of Miran Shah, the main town in the lawless tribal district of North Waziristan.
Residents said that militants had started sifting through the debris and removing the bodies.
Militants immediately cordoned off the area around the destroyed vehicle and the compound, a local tribesman told the news agency on condition of anonymity.[google-map]