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Suspected drone strike kills 6 in Pakistan

Officials: Suspected US drone strike on Taliban compound in North Waziristan kills 6 militants

Suspected drone strike kills 6 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike on a Taliban compound in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan has killed at least six militants.

Two intelligence officials say missiles hit the compound of a suspected Taliban commander in the village of Kund Ghar in the North Waziritan tribal region on Tuesday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to the media. It was the second drone strike in 24 hours. A Monday night missile strike killed four militants.

The region is home to local and al-Qaida-linked insurgents and the Pakistan army is carrying out an offensive there.

U.S. drone strikes are widely unpopular in Pakistan, seen as both as a violation of national sovereignty and because they sometimes incur civilian casualties.

Updated : 2021-05-10 07:25 GMT+08:00