PESHAWAR: A US drone killed three suspected militants near the Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan on Friday.
A vehicle was targeted in the Baghar Cheena border area which resulted in the death of three suspected militants.
An official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the militants were not locals.
The CIA operates a covert drone programme which targets suspected militants in Pakistan.
It’s possibly the United States’ worst-kept secret even though it has opened up a debate about the legality of international state-sponsored killing of adversaries.
The United States is essentially deploying aerial robots to wage war along the inaccessible border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The drones conduct intelligence and reconnaissance missions and fire missiles at the enemy.
Drone “pilots” at CIA headquarters in Virginia move joy sticks around as they watch live video feeds of militants entering compounds, moving along winding mountain roads or planting bombs in northwest Pakistan, which President Barack Obama has called “the most dangerous place in the world”.