US drones killed three “militants” in an area of Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan that is known to serve as a haven for al Qaeda. The strike is the first in Pakistan in three weeks.
The remotely piloted Predators or the more advanced Reapers hit a vehicle as it was traveling in the Datta Khel area of in North Waziristan, according to AFP. Pakistani officials said that three “militants” were 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.
The Datta Khel area is administered by Hafiz Gul Bahadar, the Taliban commander for North Waziristan. Bahadar provides shelter to top al Qaeda leaders as well as terrorists from numerous Pakistani and Central Asian terror groups.