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MIRAMSHAH: Three suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike in Miramshah bazaar in the North Waziristan tribal region late Wednesday night.

Sources said three people were also injured and that the number of casualties was likely to increase.

This is the first drone strike following Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to the United States and his meeting with US President Barack Obama.

Official intelligence sources said the drone fired two missiles on a compound in the Zafar Town area near Miramshah bazaar, the agency headquarters of the North Waziristan tribal region.

Prime Minister Sharif during his visit to the US last week had called upon President Obama to end drone strikes on Pakistani territory but the US has reportedly made no commitment to end the operation.

US drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen increased dramatically after Obama took office in 2009, and the pilot-less aerial vehicles became a key part of the fight against Al Qaeda. More recently the number of strikes has lowered.

Comments (8) Closed

ahmed Oct 31, 2013 01:38am

For the Taliban Khans of Pakistan before they start shedding their crocodile tears: Look at it this way - killing these three terrorists means hundreds of people in Pakistan will now not be killed by these terrorists and will now live to a ripe old age.

Haider Oct 31, 2013 02:09am

Excellent job! More power to US for eliminating the worst enemy of Pakistan and Islam..

Babu Khan Oct 31, 2013 02:47am

Well come Obama.

Ahmer Oct 31, 2013 03:13am

Did Nawaz mislead the people?

Faisal Oct 31, 2013 04:21am

Only one thing left shoot them down

Zeeshan Oct 31, 2013 10:00am

It is shameful (Sharamnak) on part of our rulers.

Paki Oct 31, 2013 10:42am

Our PM is worthless in eyes of america , he should allow the airforce to strike one or two drones to earn his honour again.

g Oct 31, 2013 11:09pm

well done. keep it up