4 militants killed in US drone strike in northwest Pak

Four militants were killed when a US drone targeted a vehicle in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan today.

State-run Radio Pakistan reported four persons were killed in the attack by the CIA-operated spy plane in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Agency.

Officials were quoted by TV news channels as saying that the drone fired two missiles at a vehicle, a short distance from Miranshah, the main town in the region.

North Waziristan is a safe haven for Taliban and al-Qaeda elements.The attack was carried out at around midnight.

Officials said four drones had been seen flying over the area.The vehicle was destroyed when two missiles hit it.

A UN envoy last week said US drone attacks violated Pakistan's sovereignty.
Islamabad has described the missile strikes as counter-productive and called on the US to stop them.

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