US drone attack kills four militants in North Waziristan

Miranshah, Jan 23(ANI): At least four militants were killed in a US drone attack in North Waziristan on Sunday, according to officials.

"The US drone hit a car immediately after it parked outside a house. Four militants have been killed," the Dawn quoted an intelligence official in Miranshah, as telling a news agency.

"Preliminary reports said all of them were local militants but we are trying to get more information," he added.

Another intelligence official said the drone fired two missiles, which also destroyed a house in Doga Mada Khel village.

The unmanned aircraft launched the missiles in Datta Khel, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of North Waziristan's main town of Miranshah and a frequent target of the strikes, officials said.

A series of strikes on January 1 killed at least 15 people and destroyed a Taliban compound, according to Pakistani officials, followed by at least three more separate drone strikes this month.

The latest attack follows a rally by hundreds of Pakistani tribesmen on Friday against the drone strikes, which they said were killing innocent people, including women and children, in the tribal areas. (ANI)

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