| GEO Pakistan|
| US drone strikes kill 8 in NWA|
| Updated at: 0131 PST, Sunday, April 25, 2010|
MIRAMSHAH: Suspected US predators have fired three missiles in Markikhel area of North Waziristan Agency, killing at least eight insurgents, Geo News reported Saturday night.
The strike took place at 9:00 pm (1600 GMT) in Marsikhel area, 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, which is known as a hub for Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants.
The nationalities of the seven dead militants were not immediately clear. Another security official confirmed the strike and the death toll.
US forces have been waging a covert drone war against Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked commanders in the nuclear-armed country's northwestern tribal belt, where militants have carved out havens in mountainous areas outside direct government control.
Washington calls Pakistan's tribal belt the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda and the most dangerous region in the world. Islamist militants in the area are believed to be fuelling the nearly nine-year insurgency in Afghanistan.