US drone attack kills seven in Pakistan

US drone attack kills seven in Pakistan

At least seven militants were killed today when a US drone fired missiles at a compound being used by the al-Qaeda operatives in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region.

The CIA-operated drone targeted the Shawal area of North Western, one of seven tribal regions.

"A drone fired two missiles at a compound being used by the al-Qaeda operatives, 'killing seven militants', a security official said.

Pakistani officials have publicly condemned the drone strikes, saying they violate sovereignty.The identity of those killed was not known as yet.

Today's strike by the unmanned aircraft was a third in 2015 in Pakistan.

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