ISLAMABAD (TIP): Four militants were killed when a US drone targeted a vehicle in the lawless north Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan on March 22. Staterun Radio Pakistan reported four persons were killed in the attack by the CIAoperated spy plane in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Agency. Officials were quoted by TV news channels as saying that the drone fired two missiles at a vehicle, a short distance from Miranshah, the main town in the region.
North Waziristan is a safe haven for Taliban and al-Qaida elements. The attack was carried out at around midnight. Officials said four drones had been seen flying over the area. The vehicle was destroyed when two missiles hit it. A UN envoy last week said US drone attacks violated Pakistan’s sovereignty.