US drones fired a volley of missiles at miltant hideouts in South Waziristan on Sunday, killing at least eight Taliban fighters near the Afghan border, security officials said.
The missile attack took place in Babar Ghar village in South Waziristan, a tribal district bordering Afghanistan which is a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants.
“US drones fired several missiles at two militant compounds. At least eight militants have been killed and several others were wounded,” a security official in Miranshah told AFP.
“There are members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) among those who have been killed. We are trying to ascertain the identities of the others but the bodies have been burnt very badly,” the official said and added that death toll may rise.
Another security official in the northwestern city of Peshawar confirmed the drone attacks and casualties.