US drone ‘kills three militants’ in Miramshah
MIRAMSHAH: Three militants were killed and two others wounded in a US drone attack in Pakistan’s restive tribal region near the Afghan border on Sunday, security officials said.
The drone fired two missiles targeting a militant compound in Miramshah, the main town in North Waziristan, known as a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants, they said.
This was the first drone strike since the parliament last month approved new guidelines on relations with the United States, which included a ban on transporting weapons through the country to Afghanistan.
“A US drone fired two missiles on a compound, killing three militants and wounding two others,” a senior security official told AFP.
He said that the compound in the market area of Miramshah was once a girls’ school that was occupied by the militants.
Another security official, who confirmed the toll, said the compound was used mainly by Uzbek and Tajik militants.