US drone kills three more in N Waziristan
15 June, 2012
MIRANSHAH: A United States (US) drone attack killed at least three terrorists early on Thursday in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, security officials said.
The drone fired two missiles on a building in the central market of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said.
"A US drone fired two missiles on the first floor of a shop in the main market and at least three terrorists were killed," a senior official told AFP.
Other security officials based in Miranshah and Peshawar confirmed the casualties in the latest attack, which comes a day after a drone killed four insurgents in the tribal region. It was not immediately confirmed (known) if there were any high-value targets killed in the latest strikes.
"When the first missile hit the building, I heard cries for help and ran towards it, but terrorists stopped me at a distance. When they started rescue work, another missile hit," a local tribesman said about Thursday's strike.
"I eventually saw them removing three burnt bodies in a really bad shape. They were put in wooden boxes and taken away," he told AFP, requesting anonymity, adding that the attacked building was reduced to a pile of rubble.