At least 12 people were killed in a suspected US drone attack in South Waziristan on Monday. According to details, in a fresh drone strike on the border between North and South Waziristan, nearby small town of Shawal, US unmanned aircraft fired four missiles which hit a vehicle, killing all twelve people onboard. Locals began retrieving bodies as the death count seemed to be rising. The identities of the killed are not immediately known, but Washington often claims the U.S. drone strikes aim to hit militant hideouts in Pakistan's mountainous tribal belt. So far this year, the U.S. drones have carried out almost 40 attacks in Pakistan's northwest region, reportedly killing over 300 people