The US launched another drone strike in Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan today. Five “militants” are said to have been killed in the latest strike in an area known to serve as a launchpad to conduct attacks against US forces in Afghanistan.
The remotely piloted Predators or the more advanced Reapers fired two missiles at a compound in the village of Gurbaz in the Shawal Valley in North Waziristan, according to Dawn. Pakistani officials said that 5 “militants” were killed after the missiles slammed into the compound. No civilians are reported to have been killed.
The exact target of the strike has not been disclosed. No senior al Qaeda or allied jihadist commanders from foreign terrorist groups are reported to have been killed in the strike.
Today’s strike is the first by the US in Pakistan in seven days. The last such attack took place on Dec. 21 in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan. Several “foreigners” were reported to have been killed however their identities have not been disclosed.