10 killed, several injured in twin US drone strikes in NWaziristan
Two US missile strikes in North Waziristan on the Afghan border killed at least 10 rebels on Wednesday, local security officials said. The first attack took place in Dandey Darpakhel village, five kilometres northwest of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district. A private TV reported that at least 10 persons including four children were killed and three injured in US drone strike Wednesday in Dande Darbakhel area near Miran Shah. On the other hand security officials claimed that "At least 10 militants were killed in the US drone attack which targeted the compound of a local militant, Abdul Aziz," a senior security official in the area told AFP, adding that the death toll may rise. Another security official in the region confirmed the strike and casualties. In the second attack, a US drone fired two missiles which struck a vehicle, killing four rebels in Amboor Shaga village of Datta Khel town in North Waziristan tribal area, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Miranshah. More than 1,040 people have been killed in 122 drone strikes in Pakistan since August 2008.