July 29, 2013
A US drone attack on Sunday killed at least six militants and wounded three others in the northwestern tribal area of Pakistan, officials said.
The attack took place in the Shawal area, some 30 miles west of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan which is a stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants along the Afghan border.
Four unmanned aircraft hovered above a village in Shawal before one fired two missiles at a compound just before sunset.
“The compound was situated around three kilometres from the Afghan border. Militants surrounded it after the strike,” a security official in Miranshah told AFP.