PESHAWAR: Pakistani officials and police on Wednesday said two missiles fired from a US drone have struck a home near the Afghan border, killing two militants from the Haqqani network.
Local police chief Ameer Zaman Khan said that strike took place in Dapa Mamuzai village near Kurram tribal region.
Two intelligence officials identified the slain militants as commander Ahsanullah and Nasir Mehsud. They said the men were from the Haqqani network of the Afghan Taliban.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to talk to media because of the sensitive nature of the issue.
Pakistan considers US drone strikes a violation of its sovereignty, while the US accuses Pakistan of providing safe havens for militants.
Pakistan denies the charge, saying it acts against militants without discrimination.
Earlier, on January 17, as many as two suspected militants were killed in drone strike in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan.
The drone attack took place in Shanqilay area of Afghanistan near the Pak-Afghan border. Hours before, at least one person was injured in a strike in Lower Kurram Agency.
A missile fired from a drone landed outside a house in Badshah Kot area of the agency – one of the seven tribal agencies in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.