US drones kill 14 militants in N.Waziristan

Peshawar, Oct 8 (ANI): At least 14 suspected militants were killed and three others injured in US drone attacks on Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency Sunday evening.

Two US pilotless aircraft fired five missiles on a vehicle and a suspected militant compound in the country's tribal belt, killing a total of 14 insurgents, The Nation reported.

In the first attack, a US drone struck a house at Sedgai village near Miranshah with three missiles, killing at least nine suspected militants.

An hour later, another pair of missiles targeted a vehicle in Ghulam Khan town in the jurisdiction of Datta Khel, leaving five more insurgents dead.

Identities of those killed were not immediately known, said sources, adding that the drones had been hovering over the area for several minutes, which created panic among the dwellers.

Security officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that all five killed were foreigners. Agents on the ground were collecting more details, the intelligence officials said.

A covert US drone campaign in Pakistan has been stepped up in its tribal belt, as intelligence claims of a Mumbai-style terror plot to launch terror attacks on European cities emerged last month.

The latest attacks came after a triple drone strike on Wednesday killed at least eleven suspected militants in the same region. (ANI)

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