11 Jan '12, 6am

US drone attack kills four militants in Pakistan - AsiaOne

US drone attack kills four militants in Pakistan - AsiaOne

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan - A US drone attack has hit a militant compound in Pakistan's northwest, the first since a November helicopter strike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and triggered a crisis in relations. Four militants were killed late Tuesday when two missiles struck the compound on the outskirts of Miranshah in North Waziristan, a lawless tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said. The attack set the building on fire and flames could be seen from the roofs of houses in Miranshah, which lies five kilometres (three miles) away, residents reported. The drone attack, which was confirmed by two other security officials, was the first since the November 25-26 helicopter attacks on a Pakistan border checkpoint. The incident triggered outrage in Pakistan and aggravated tensions in an already shaky relationship, prompting Islamabad to block crucial NATO supply ...

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