MIRAMSHAH, July 1: Seven suspected militants were killed when a US drone targeted a house in the Shawal Tehsil of North Waziristan on early Sunday morning.

According to local people, the drone fired two missiles at the house in the Kund Ghar area of Shawal.

A group of men rushed to the place after the attack and retrieved bodies. Drones continued to fly over the area during the day.

Agencies add: The latest attack killed fighters loyal to militant commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, officials said They said some foreign militants belonging to the Turkmenistan Islamic Movement and militants of the Bahadur group were believed to have been killed in the attack.

Two Pakistani intelligence officials said four Hellfire missiles were fired at a house used by suspected militants in Dre Nishter village of North Waziristan. “Two missiles targeted the compound, killing six militants,” the officials said.

A similar attack in the region on June 4 killed 15 militants, including senior Al-Qaeda figure Abu Yahya al-Libi.

More From This Section

Decision to give peace another chance

Govt, military discuss ending of ceasefire by TTP at security committee meeting

Former secretary to head Wapda

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The government has decided to bring in a new chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority...

Army to provide security to polio teams

ISLAMABAD: In view of violent attacks on polio vaccinators across the country, the army has been asked to assist the...

Four bidders for 3G, 4G licences

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has unveiled the names of the four cellular service...

Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Front Page