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US Drone Strike 4 killed in North Waziristan

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A US drone attack targeting a militant compound killed four insurgents in North Waziristan, early morning on Thursday, security officials said.US Drone Strike

Two missiles hit the compound located in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border, a security official said.

“A US drone fired two missiles at a compound used by militants in Miranshah and four militants have been killed,” the official said.

The incident and death toll were confirmed by intelligence sources.

“Taliban fighters had started hiding here in rented buildings and those killed are believed to be militants,” one official said, requesting anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media.

Officials said the death toll could rise because of damage to buildings next to the one targeted by the drone.

This strike followed a drone attack, earlier, on Wednesday on a compound in Tappi, 10 kilometres (six miles) southeast of Miranshah, which security officials said killed 10 insurgents.

Several militant groups, including the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda, have a presence in Pakistan’s border tribal regions, taking advantage of a porous border with Afghanistan to conduct cross-border attacks, or plot violence elsewhere.

North Waziristan is also an important base for the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, an Afghan militant faction allied with the Taliban.

While the Haqqanis say they no longer need havens in North Waziristan and stay in Afghanistan, they are known to still maintain a presence in the Pakistani border region.

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