Miranshah, Oct 10 : At least seven people, including three foreigners, were killed in a missile attack by a suspected United States drone, 20 kilometres east of Miranshah, local witnesses have said.
The attack on Ghundai village in North Waziristan Agency targeted the house of Muhammad Sultan, son of Zaley Gul.
Local tribesmen recovered seven bodies from the bombed site and feared the toll could rise. "There are three foreigners among the dead," the Daily Times quoted witnesses, as saying.
Earlier, tensions between America and Pakistan heightened over the past one month, when four tribesmen were killed and nine others injured in a missile launched by a suspected US spy drone in first week of october.
On October 1, Pashtun tribesmen shot at three drones circling the village of Khusali Toorikhel in North Waziristan, a known hideout of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants.
"After the drones came under fire a missile hit a house in the village. We have four dead now and another nine people were injured," The News quoted a local security official as saying.
The US has stepped up attacks on militants in Pakistani territory since a new civilian government came to power in March and the incidents have become an issue in the US presidential election.