US drone strike kills six militants in North Waziristan


A US drone strike in North Waziristan killed at least six militants on Friday, security officials said. Two missiles fired by the unmanned aircraft hit a house in the village of Khushali Turikhel, 40 kilometres east of Miranshah, the main town in the agency, security officials told AFP.
“The US drone fired two missiles which hit a house. At least six militants have been killed,” a security official said. The identities of those killed in the attack were not immediately clear but security officials said they were all local Taliban militants. A security official and a local intelligence official confirmed the attack and the number of casualties.
Another intelligence official in Miranshah said there were reports that foreigners were among the dead, adding that the death toll could rise.