Saturday 19 August 2017

US drone targets Pakistan militants

US drone strikes have resumed in Pakistan after militants attacked Karachi airport (AP)
US drone strikes have resumed in Pakistan after militants attacked Karachi airport (AP)

A suspected US missile strike has killed at least 10 people in a north-western tribal district of Pakistan near the Afghan border.

Pakistani intelligence officials said a pair of American drones dropped three missiles on a militant compound and a vehicle early in Ghulam Khan town of North Waziristan.

The strike came hours after an earlier strike, also in North Waziristan, killed three militants, marking the resumption of the CIA-led programme in Pakistan after a nearly six-month hiatus.

North Waziristan is home to a mix of local and al-Qaida-linked foreign militant groups.

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