MIRANSHAH: US drone strikes Saturday killed at least five suspected militants in a remote Pakistani tribal town near the Afghanistan border, Geo News reported.
The drone fired two missiles on a compound in Shuwedar village in the troubled North Waziristan region. "US drones fired two missiles into a compound. At least five persons were killed," a security official told.
Local intelligence officials confirmed the attack and casualties. The attack came as people in the deeply religious region celebrated the Muslim festival of Eid- ul-Fitr, they said.
Attacks by unmanned American aircraft are highly unpopular in Pakistan, as they violate its sovereignty and fan anti-US sentiment, but US officials are said to believe the attacks are too important to give up.