Suspected US missile strike kills four in Pakistan

March 26th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, March 26 (DPA) At least four militants were killed Thursday in a suspected US missile strike in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region near Afghanistan, an intelligence official said.
Two missiles believed to have been fired from a US pilotless aircraft hit a house in Mir Ali area of the North Waziristan tribal district, destroying the structure.

“According to our informants, four people were killed and four others were wounded,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

The house belonged to a pro-Taliban tribal elder identified as Malik Gulab Khan, local television channels reported. It was not immediately known whether Khan was killed in the strike.

It was the second suspected US attack in as many days. An airstrike killed at least seven Al Qaeda-linked militants in adjoining South Waziristan Wednesday.

Pakistan has been protesting US drone attacks inside its territory, saying these were proving counter-productive to the fight against terrorism by giving rise to anti-American public sentiment.

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