At least four people were killed in a U.S. drone strike launched in Pakistan\’s northwest tribal area of North Waziristan on Wednesday night, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY.
Missiles were fired at a vehicle and a compound in Dargah Mandi village in North Waziristan, about 10km west of the main town of Miranshah in an area considered a stronghold for the al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network.
"Four of them were Uzbeks and two were Punjabi Taliban," said a Pakistan intelligence official in Miranshah, referring to fighters from Pakistan\’s central Punjab province who have taken shelter in North Waziristan.
Pakistani officials said fighters had parked their truck against the outer wall of the compound. "Both compound and truck were completely destroyed. Local informers told us that both are still on fire," he said.
The US, which has not conducted a drone attack in Pakistan since December 25, 2013, has not commented.
The missile strike comes after 36 people were killed in an attack on Karachi\’s international airport on Sunday and early Monday.
Source – Agencies