Six Taliban killed in drone strike


MIRANSHAH: US drones fired missiles at a compound and vehicle in a village in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region on Monday, killing at least six militants, a senior security official told AFP.
“The identities of those killed in the strike is not yet known,” the official said on condition of anonymity. “There are still four drones flying over Datta Khel,” he said.
A second security official confirmed the strike which took place in Sunzalai village near Datta Khel, a town 45 kilometres (28 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan — a renowned hot-bed of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants. Six missiles were fired at the compound and vehicle, injuring another five militants, a local security official said. The compound belongs to a local tribesman, the official said.