Seven killed in US drone strike in Northwest Pakistan

February 09, 2013 - 1:08:34 pm

ISLAMABAD: Seven militants have been killed in a US drone strike in the Babar Ghar area on the border of North and South Waziristan on Saturday, local media reported.

The drone fired two missiles on a house, destroying it completely. Five others were also injured, sources said.

Sources said that the fatalities included two al Qaida senior leaders and four Uzbek nationals.

The attack took place in Babar Ghar area of South Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan. Two missiles struck a house in the village of Babar Ghar, a tribal district which is a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants. (QNA)