26 May '12, 5pm

4 'militants' killed in latest US drone strike in Pakistan

The US has launched yet another airstrike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. Today's attack is the third in the past five days, and the third since the US failed to get the supply lines through Pakistan reopened after NATO's Afghanistan summit in Chicago. The unmanned Predators or the more heavily armed Reapers fired a pair of missiles at a compound "near Miramshah," the main town in North Waziristan, Pakistani officials told AFP . Four "militants" were killed in the attack. No senior al Qaeda or Taliban officials have been reported killed in the strike. The Taliban cordoned off the scene of the strike to conduct recovery operations, which indicates that a high-value target may have been killed. Miramshah serves as the headquarters of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network, a powerful Taliban subgroup that operates in both Afghanistan and Paki...

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