DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles have hit a compound in the country’s rugged tribal region, killing 13 militants.
The officials say the strike happened on Wednesday in Bobar village in the South Waziristan tribal area. The village is a stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban. The group has staged attacks inside Pakistan and against forces in Afghanistan.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.
The U.S. does not acknowledge the CIA-run drone program in Pakistan publicly, but officials have said privately that the strikes have killed many senior al-Qaida and Taliban commanders.