SOUTH WAZIRISTAN – At least four people were killed when unmanned US predator drone targeted a house in the Sheen Warsak area of South Waziristan Agency on Saturday. Sources confirmed that a drone fired missiles at a house in the area. It also targeted a vehicle parked near the house. The missile attack leveled the house killing four people and injuring three others.
Agencies add: Abdul Rehman Azam Yemeni, a Yemeni national believed to be one of the close aides of the former Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, was killed in Saturday’s strike. He was killed together with some of his aides while hiding in a house in the Sheen Warsak area of Wana. On Saturday afternoon, at about 5:40 pm, drone fired two missiles at the house where he lived, killing four people. They also said that Abdul Rehman Azman Yemeni had escaped a strike launched by the United States drones in the afore-said area on Thursday, which reportedly killed three suspected militants and injured four others.
Covert US attacks are unpopular in Pakistan. The government slams them as a violation of sovereignty, but American officials believe they are a vital weapon against militants.