US drone fires missile in Pakistani area

June 11, 2008


PESHAWAR, June 10: A pilotless US drone was suspected to have fired a missile into a Pakistani area on the Afghan border on Tuesday, but there was no word on the target or casualties, a government official said.

The missile is believed to have been fired into the Mohmand tribal area where this year, US-controlled Predator aircraft have struck at least four sites allegedly used by Al Qaeda operatives, killing dozens of people.

“There was an attack by a spy plane close to the Afghan border, but we don’t have information about casualties or damage,” said the government official based in the region. He declined to be identified. A Pakistani military spokesman said there had been a clash in the area but on the Afghan side of the border.—Reuters