US drone kills seven in North Waziristan

The drone strike took place in Marsikhel area east of Miranshah yesterday, the main town of North Waziristan. The area is known as a hub for Taliban and al-Qaeda linked militants.
The nationalities of the seven dead militants are not known. The officials are unsure about any high value target present in the area.

The identity of the dead could not immediately be ascertained. The US has stepped up drone attacks in north Waziristan since a suicide bomber linked to the Pakistani Taliban killed seven CIA operatives in neighbouring Khost province of Afghanistan in December
US calls Pakistan's tribal region the global headquarters of al-Qaeda and the most dangerous region in the world. Militants linked to Taliban in the area are believed to be fuelling the nearly nine-year insurgency in Afghanistan

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