US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan
02 October, 2012
MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike targeting a vehicle killed at least three terrorists on Monday near the Afghan border, security officials said.
The strike took place in the Khaiderkhel area of Mir Ali district, 30 kilometres east of Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan tribal region.
"US drones fired four missiles on a terrorist vehicle, killing three rebels," a security official told AFP, adding that several drones were flying in the area at the time of the attack.
Another security official confirmed the attack and casualties and said the identities of the terrorists killed in the strike were not immediately clear.
The Haqqani network in North Waziristan, blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan, is one of the thorniest issues between Islamabad and Washington.
Washington has long demanded that Pakistan take action against the Haqqanis, whom the United States accused of attacking the US embassy in Kabul in September last year. Pakistan has in turn demanded that Afghan and US forces do more to stop Pakistani Taliban crossing the border from Afghanistan to launch attacks on its forces.