LADHA: A US drone attack in Sheen Warsak area of South Waziristan on Sunday killed three people and left another person injured.

According to administration officials in Wana, the tribal agency’s headquarters, two missiles were fired at a compound.

This was the first US drone attack in South Waziristan after about a year.

The names of the victims could not be ascertained but there were unconfirmed reports that they were affiliated with the militant group of Mullah Nazir.

AFP adds: Security officials said, “A US drone fired two missiles at a vehicle and at least two militants were killed and one was wounded.”

“The militants had just parked their vehicle outside the main gate of a compound and had asked for drinking water from inside. Just when they were drinking water standing on the road, drones fired two missiles.”

Peshawar Bureau adds: Pakistan military planes bombed five hideouts in Shawal area of North Waziristan, killing 15 militants, the ISPR said in a statement on Sunday.

It said foreign militants were among those killed.

Published in Dawn, September 29th , 2014

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