Jan 1, 2011
US drones carried out four strikes in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt today, killing 19 militants and injuring several more in the first such attacks of the new year, officials said.
In the first strike, drones targeted a vehicle in Spin Wam area of North Waziristan Agency.
The unmanned spy planes fired four missiles at the vehicle, killing at least five Taliban fighters and injuring several others.
A Predator drone fired two missiles at a suspected militant hideout at Ghoresta area of Spin Wam sub-division in the second strike, killing six militants.
The third strike targeted persons who were removing bodies and the injured at the site of the first attack in Spin Wam. At least four militants were killed in this attack, officials said.