At least 30 people have bee killed in Pakistan’s Kurram tribal region on the Afghan border after a suspected US drone fired missiles at a building used by militants, witnesses and officials said.
“Afghan Taliban were holding an important meeting there when the missiles were fired,” an intelligence official in the area said.
The attack in a mountainous region called Sarpul, on the outskirts of Baggan village, is the first in the Kurram tribal region.
It comes two days after a missile strike in the South Waziristan tribal region killed at least 25 mostly Central Asian fighters believed to have al Qaeda links.
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Abdul Rahim, a cleric in Sarpul, said he saw bodies pulled out from the rubble and at least 20 wounded.
He also said he saw two missiles fired.
Kurram’s top administrator, Arshad Majeed Mohmand, confirmed the strike and said according to his information three missiles were fired but he had no details about casualties.