US drone attack kills four militants in Pakistan: Officials

First attack since November 26 helicopter strikes on the border check post in Pakistan.


Afp January 10, 2012

MIRANSHAH: After a lull of about 55 days, the valleys of Pakistan's tribal region reverberated once more with missile fire from stealthy US air borne drones. Two  missiles destroyed a militant compound in Pakistan's tribal area near the Afghan border, killing four militants late on Tuesday, security officials said.

The missiles struck a compound on the outer skirts of Miranshah, in the North Waziristan region, killing four, one official said.

The attack triggered a fire in the building and flames could be seen from the roof of houses in Miranshah, five kilometres away, residents reported.

The drone attack and the casualties were confirmed by two other security officials.

The strike was the first since US-Pakistan relations plunged to their lowest level after the November 26 helicopter strikes on a border check post which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

COMMENTS (69)

HTT | 9 years ago | Reply

Pakistan is neither Iraq nor Afghanistan, thats ture..................................but it is neither Iran, Kiyani missed to say this last time.

Babar H. | 9 years ago | Reply @Akhtar: If the Taliban is allowed to do their business as usual then it's all Fair that America do their business as usual of protecting their land & people. Destruction of U.S is the business of these extremists isn't it?. So much for being nice as a "modern man". These terrorists reminded the West the world is not that modern yet. Beside that we lost our Ghayrat when we let these bomb, burn, shoot and slaughter our youngs, women, school kids, shoppers, Namazis, visitors os Saint Shrines, Reporters, Cameramen, young army cadets in school. I mean who's side are we on? innocents or terrorist ?
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