10 militants including Al Qaeda members killed in drone strike
US drones today fired a volley of missiles at a compound used by Al Qaeda militants in Pakistan's restive South Waziristan tribal region, killing at least 10 militants including foreigners.world Updated: Jun 29, 2010 18:36 IST
US drones on Tuesday fired a volley of missiles at a compound used by Al Qaeda militants in Pakistan's restive South Waziristan tribal region, killing at least 10 militants including foreigners.
The missile targeted a house in Karikot village near Wana, the main town in South Waziristan Agency, which was frequented by Al Qaeda elements, killing 10 militants.
"The dead included some foreign militants," witnesses said, including Arabs, Turkmans, Chechans and Taliban fighters.
Four militants were wounded in the attack. Local residents launched a rescue effort and began clearing the rubble of the compound following the missile strike.
But, it was not immediately known if there were any high-value targets among those killed. Drones continued to hover over the area, hours after the attack.
This was the first time in weeks that US drones targeted South Waziristan, where a major Pakistani army offensive is underway.
US missiles have recently been hitting the adjacent North Waziristan.
On June 1, Al Qaeda said that its number three 'Commander' and Osama Bin Laden's long term financier Mustafa Abu al-Yazid had been killed in one of the drone strikes in North Waziristan.
First Published: Jun 29, 2010 18:33 IST