Sunday, December 7, 2014

Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 4 Taliban in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike on a Pakistani Taliban compound in North Waziristan tribal region killed at least four alleged militants Sunday, officials said.

Two missiles fired from a drone hit a compound in the village of Khara Tanga in the Datta Khel area, two Pakistani intelligence officials said. The strike also wounded two militants, they said.

The officials said Pakistani Taliban linked to commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur used the compound, but it wasn't immediately known whether Bahadur was there at the time of the strike.

"There is (suspicion) that an important commander was within the compound when missiles struck but this is yet to be verified," one of the intelligence officials said.