MIRAMSHAH, April 27: Four people were killed and three others wounded when missiles fired from Afghanistan struck a seminary in Saidgi area of North Waziristan on Friday, residents and officials said.

According to some residents, at least five missiles fired from Afghanistan hit Darul Uloom Hassania near a house. The attack took place at about 3.30am when people were sleeping in the courtyard.

A resident of the area, Abdul Ghafoor, said a drone had been seen hovering over the town 3km away from the Afghan border.

A security official claimed that the drone had fired missiles on the seminary. One missile did not explode.

Sources said the nearby house of a tribesman, Habib Khan, had been damaged.

The Darul Uloom belongs to tribal militant commander Maulvi Noor Mohammad, who had signed a peace deal with the government in September last year.

The injured men were brought to a hospital in Miramshah. Doctors said two of them had been discharged after treatment.

People of the area said the victims were locals.

Those who died in the attack are: Zahidullah, Abdul Ghafoor, Jan Mohammad Mehsud and Dilawar.

Their funeral near Miramshah was attended by a large number of tribesmen. Three bodies were buried in Miramshah and one sent to South Waziristan.


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