Drone Attack: Strike Kills Four Militants in North Waziristan
Two US drones aimed at a compound and a motorbike in the Mir Ali tehsil of North Waziristan killed four militants on Thursday.
Security officials said that the first drone fired two missiles on militants riding a motorbike on the Khaisur Road in Heso Khel village. He added that within a span of a few minutes another drone fired two missiles at a nearby compound killing two more militants raising the total to four.
Soon after the first attack, tribesmen rushed to the area for immediate rescue. “The bodies of the militants were beyond recognition,” a local said, adding that the villagers wrapped the body parts of the militants in a cloth for burial. The militants were identified as members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
According to the locals, the second attack took place soon after the tribesmen were leaving the site of the first drone attack. The tribesmen said that the drone fired two missiles which struck a compound, killing two militants also identified as members of the TTP.