MIR ALI: A pair of alleged attacks by U.S. drones in a stronghold of militants in northwestern Pakistan killed six suspected militants Monday Pakistani intelligence officials.
In the first attack drone aircraft fired two missiles at a car and a house in Mada Khel village Doga in the tribal area of North Waziristan, killing four suspected militants, intelligence officials said, speaking on condition anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Hours later, the drone fired two missiles were a couple of suspected foreign militants riding on a motorcycle in the same village, killing them, officials said.
The exact identity of the suspected militants who were killed was unknown, but Doga Mada Khel is controlled by fighters loyal to militant commander Hafiz Gul powerful Bahadur. Her group and other militant groups in North Waziristan launched regular attacks against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
United States has stepped up its use of unmanned strikes targeted militants in North Waziristan since the reluctance of the Pakistani armed forces to launch an attack zone.