AWAR - As many as five suspected militants were killed when a US drone hit a vehicle at Datta Khel area of North Waziristan Agency on Friday morning.
Sources said that a US drone fired at least four missiles at a moving vehicle at Doga Madakhel, resultantly five suspected militants riding in it were killed. The sources said that all the five persons reportedly belonged to a militant organisation of a local commander.
The Doga Madekhel locality is situated some 40 kilometres in the west of Miranshah, the agency headquarters of North Waziristan Agency. The officials said that at least five militants have been killed in the attack.
They said that about four missiles have been fired on the vehicle, which has been reduced to ashes. It may be mentioned here that it was the fourth such attack since the killing of Osama bin Laden in an operation carried out by the US commandos in Abbottabad.
In a similar attack on Thursday, at least five militants had been killed when US drone hit militants vehicle in the Datta Khel area of NWA. It is to be noted that US drone strikes inflamed anti-US feeling in the region and Pakistanis have been asking the US to halt it but to avail.