MIRANSHAH: Six militants including four Uzbek fighters were killed in twin drone strikes in the Esokhel area of Mir Ali, sub-division North Waziristan Agency in the early hours of Thursday, a security official said.
According to the official, one house and one mosque near the Esokhel graveyard were hit with two missiles around 5:30am, killing six militants and partially damaging the mosque in the attack.
An eye witness told The Express Tribune that the impact of the strikes razed the mud house in which militants were residing to the ground.
Soon after the strike, local militants surrounded the house and shifted the bodies to an undisclosed location, said the witness.
This was the second attack after the Chicago summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Four militants were killed in a similar drone strike in Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan Agency a day earlier.
Earlier, Reuters reports stated that 10 militants were killed.
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