MIRAMSHAH: Six people were killed and two others inured in a US drone attack in Mir Ali tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region near Afghan border on Monday.
Sources said the drone fired a missile on a house in the Degyan area of Dattakhel which caught fire. Local people retrieved six bodies from the burnt-out house. Names of the deceased could not be ascertained till late in night.
Security officials, however, said the attack had killed five militants, adds AFP.
The strike targeted a compound known as a bastion of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. The drone fired two missiles, they said.
“The area has sanctuaries for all groups of Taliban and foreign militants,” an official said.