US drone strikes kill 13 militants in North Waziristan

Islamabad, Jan 24(ANI): At least 13 militants have reportedly been killed in a series of unmanned US drone strikes in Pakistan's North Waziristan province.

According to the Daily Times, the first two attacks took place in Datta Khel, some 40 kilometres west of North Waziristan's main town of Miranshah.

The third was in Mandokhel, around 60 kilometres south of the town.

Officials said that in the first strike, two missiles targeted a vehicle outside a house in Datta Khel.

"The US drone hit a car immediately after it parked outside a house. Four terrorists have been killed," the official said.

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

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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