MIRANSHAH: Four militants were killed as a result of a United States (US) drone strike in North Waziristan early on Thursday, security officials said.
A drone fired two missiles on a double-storey building in the Razmak Adda area of Miranshah Bazaar at around 3:15am. Four “Punjabi” militants were killed, confirmed an official.
Militants were residing in the upper portion of the building, while the lower portion was a Public Call Office (PCO). “The building, which comprised of two rooms, was razed to the ground as a result of the attack,” the official added.
A local tribesman said that he saw six other shops partially damaged when he visited the vicinity after morning prayers.
“Pieces of human flesh were scattered around the site of the attack,” he added.
Another resident said that his family members woke up when they heard the sound of the missile hitting the building. “I didn’t bother to go outside and see the site, I have nothing to do there,” he said.
He also said it was usual that militants rushed to the sites when a drone attack occurred to collect the bodies and shift them to undisclosed locations.