U.S. missile strike kills 20 militants in Pakistan
Unmanned U.S. drone aircraft Tuesday fired four missiles into North Waziristan, a major sanctuary for al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan, killing at least 20 insurgents, local officials said.
The missiles struck a fortress-like compound and a vehicle in Ghulam Khan village on the Afghan border early in the morning.
“Some of the militants were on foot. They had just returned from Afghanistan when they were hit,” an intelligence official in the region said.
“So far, the death toll is 20.”