Suspected US missiles kill 7 in northwest Pakistan
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say suspected U.S. drones fired four missiles at a house near the Afghan border, killing seven alleged militants.
The officials say Thursday's strike occurred in the Ramzak area of the North Waziristan tribal region. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
North Waziristan is the main sanctuary for al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan and has been repeatedly hit by U.S. drone strikes.
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 Taliban and al-Qaida commanders.