The Straits Times
Published on Sep 01, 2012

US drone strike kills 4 in north-west Pakistan: Officials


MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) - A United States (US) drone strike targeting a militant compound on Saturday killed at least four rebels in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said.

The strike took place in Degan area of North Waziristan, known as a bastion of Taleban and Al-Qaeda.

"US drones fired four missiles on a compound, killing four militants," a senior security official told AFP.

The official said that several drones were flying in the area at the time of the attack.