At least seven suspected militants were killed and two others injured in a US drone strike on Friday in South Waziristan Agency.
According to security sources, a vehicle close to a militant compound was the target of the strike in the Shonkrai Narai village of South Waziristan.
Two missiles were fired by US drone, killing at least seven suspected militants and destroying their hideout in the area. The killed in the strike were yet to be identified.
South Waziristan is among Pakistan’s seven tribal districts near the Afghan border which are rife with homegrown insurgents and are alleged to be strongholds of Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, among others. Further, sources said the area has heavy presence of Sajna group of the Taliban faction.
The drone strike comes after a long halt, as North Waziristan has been the main target of drone strikes in recent months. At least five suspected militants were killed when a US drone fired two missiles at a compound in North Waziristan, officials said on September 1.
Earlier this week, security forces imposed a curfew in South Waziristan after a convoy came under attack which left one dead and injuring five security personnel.
Meanwhile, the army continues its Operation in the nearby Shawal Valley where a ground offensive was launched last month.