Drone kills three in North Waziristan


At least three suspected militants were killed and several others were injured when a US drone targeted a compound near the Pakistan-Afghan border in North Waziristan on Wednesday. Officials at Miranshah said that a compound established in an abandon house at Matal Mountain area in Banngdar area of Tehsil Ghulam Khan had been targeted and razed to the ground at noon. The official said that soon after the drone attack, other militants surrounded the site and shifted the dead bodies and injured to unidentified location, adding that the identity of the victims could not be ascertained. Meanwhile, an official said that at least eight militants had been killed when jet fighters bombed their hideouts in two different places of Upper Orakzai on Wednesday. However, there is no confirmation from independent sources due to lack of media access.