US drone strike kills 5 insurgents in Pakistan
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) - A United States drone strike targeting a militant compound killed five insurgents in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border on Wednesday, security officials said.
The attack was the first since a massive anti-drone rally last weekend near the lawless region known as a stronghold of Taleban and Al-Qaeda militants, they said.
"Several US drones flew into the area before dawn and fired four missiles on a compound, killing five militants," a security official told AFP after the strike in Hurmuz area, east of Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan tribal region.
Another security official in the northwestern city of Peshawar confirmed the attack and casualties.