NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A US drone strike killed four suspected militants in North Waziristan on Monday evening, Express News reported.
The strike targeted a militant vehicle in Pai Khel village of the Datta Khel district, 30 kilometres (18 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan. The drone had fired two missiles at a vehicle killing four militants, a security official told AFP.
Earlier on Monday, at least eight militants were killed when a US drone launched a missile attack in Mir Ali sub-division of North Waziristan Agency, security officials said on Monday.
The first attack took place in the Esokhel sub-division of Mir Ali when a US drone launched four missiles on a house which was under construction. Six militants, including five foreigners were killed.
“The house was razed to the ground,” officials added.
An eye witness stated that soon after the attack, militants surrounded the area and recovered bodies from the debris and shifted them to an undisclosed location.
In another drone attack, a missile was fired at a vehicle in Khushali about 5km west of Mir Ali Bazaar. Two militants were killed and the vehicle was completely destroyed in the attack.
Drone strike in Yemen
Following the double drone strike in Pakistan, US forces carried out a drone strike in Yemen where five al Qaeda militants were killed, a tribal source told AFP.
“A US drone struck a convoy carrying al Qaeda’s leader in Bayda province, Qaed al-Dahab,” the tribal source said on condition of anonymity, adding that “Dahab survived but five of his guards were killed.”
The strike hit the militants as they were travelling in the area of Manaseh, east of the city of Radaa in central Yemen, he said. However, some sources claimed that of the dead, two were civilians. This claim could not be independently verified.