Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Six die in Pakistan drone strike
Six people have died in a US missile strike targeting militants in Pakistan's tribal district on the Afghan border, security officials say.
The raid took place in Dande Darpakhel village, 5km (3 miles) north-west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.
Officials said all the dead were with the Haqqani network, a branch of the Afghan Taliban operating in Pakistan.
It is the fourth suspected US drone attack in the region this month.
Witnesses told the BBC three aircraft were involved in the raid.
One of the unmanned planes fired two missiles at the compound, they said.
Last Friday, eight people died in two drone strikes in this tribal region.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 6:19 AM