US drone strike kills four in NWA

MIRANSHAH, (SANA): At least four persons were killed in result of US drone strike Mir Ali sub-district of North Waziristan Agency here on Thursday.

Four missiles hit the house in Heso Khel village on the edge of Mir Ali town, around 35 kilometres (21 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town in the district of North Waziristan.

“A US drone fired four missiles. At least four militants have been killed, the compound was completely destroyed,” a security official said

Thursday’s strike brings to 34 the number of people reported killed in Pakistan in five drone strikes since January 1.

The covert strikes are publicly criticised by the Pakistani government as a violation of sovereignty but American officials believe they are a vital weapon in the war against militants.

According to the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, between 2,627 and 3,457 people have been reportedly killed by US drones in Pakistan since 2004, including between 475 and nearly 900 civilians.
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