Hellfire in North Waziristan: US drone strike ‘kills seven’ in Pakistan
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 militants, officials said.
The attack took place on the outskirts of Mir Ali, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town of the district where US officials want Pakistan to launch an offensive against networks fighting in Afghanistan.
“A US drone fired two missiles which hit a vehicle. At least seven militants have been killed,” one security official in Peshawar told AFP.
Another intelligence official in Miranshah said two drones fired four missiles, hitting a van and killing at least seven militants.