Four suspected militants were killed when a US drone fired missiles at a compound in North Waziristan Agency in the late hours of Wednesday.
An official of the security forces from Miramshah, headquarters of North Waziristan Agency, confirmed the incidents and said the US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Qutab Khel area, five kilometres east of Miramshah.
“The attack resulted in the death of four militants,” he said adding that victims were not locals and had a compound in the village of Qutab Khel.
According to a local tribesman, two huge explosions were heard in the outskirts of Miramshah after which tribesmen came out from their houses in panic. “We can still hear the sound of drones hovering in the sky,” he said, adding that the bodies were being pulled out of the compound.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 26th, 2013.