Pakistan Officials: U.S. Drones Kill 8 Militants
Several missiles fired from American drones slammed into a compound near the Afghan border in Pakistan early Tuesday, killing eight suspected militants, Pakistan officials said.
The two intelligence officials said the compound was located near the town of Mir Ali in the North Waziristan tribal area.
One of the officials said an al-Qaida operative was believed to have been killed in the strike.
They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
North Waziristan, the area where the strike occurred, is considered a stronghold for insurgent groups operating in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is one of the few parts of the tribal areas that border Afghanistan in which the Pakistani military has not conducted a military operation to root out militants, despite repeated pushes to do so from the American government.