Drone strike kills three in South Waziristan
03 June, 2012
PESHAWAR: A US drone strike targeting a vehicle in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) killed at least three terrorists on Saturday, security officials said.
The strike – the sixth in 11 days – took place in Khawashikhel village, five kilometres west of Wana, the main town in the SWA, a Pakistani security official said on Friday on condition of anonymity.
"The US drone fired two missiles which completely destroyed the vehicle. At least three militants have been killed," the security official said.
Another official said the attack took place as terrorists were trying to move from one area to another near the border. Pakistan has been incensed by Washington's refusal to apologise for the November air strikes, which killed 24 soldiers, and US officials have so far rejected Pakistani proposals to charge several thousand dollars for each alliance truck crossing the border.