At least five militants, including four commanders of Maulvi Nazir group, were killed and four others wounded in a US drone attack at a vehicle in Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan Agency on Thursday.
According to sources, the US drone fired six missiles at a double cabin van which was carrying some militants from Tora Gola village to the nearby area of Azam Warsak, killing five militants and injuring four others.
The death toll may rise as there were a large number of passengers present in the vehicle at the time of the drone strike.
Sources said that four commanders of one of the most influential Taliban leaders, Maulvi Nazir were killed in the drone strike.
The four deceased commanders were identified as Hazrat Omar, Maulvi Nazir's younger brother, Khan Mohammad, Miraj Wazir and Ashfaq Wazir.