Drone strike kills five in Pakistan's North Waziristan
A US drone targeted a vehicle in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan today, killing five suspected militants.world Updated: May 14, 2011 08:55 IST
A US drone targeted a vehicle in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan today, killing five suspected militants.
The unmanned spy plane fired two missiles at the car in Kharkamar, 40 km from Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan Agency.
This was the fourth drone attack since US special forces killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a raid in Abbottabad on May 2.
The US has been pressing Pakistan to send troops into North Waziristan, considered a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda elements who frequently target American and NATO forces across the border in Afghanistan.
The latest drone attack coincided with a joint session of parliament in Islamabad, where Pakistan's intelligence chief Ahmad Shuja Pasha briefed lawmakers about the US raid against bin Laden.