The US conducted its first strike in Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal areas this year, killing five “militants,” according to reports.
The remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers, which are operated by the CIA, attacked “a house suspected of being a militant hideout,” according to Xinhua. Four of the unmanned strike aircraft are thought to have been circling the compound before firing four missiles just after midnight.
Five “militants” are thought to have been killed, however their identities have not been disclosed. No senior al Qaeda or Taliban leaders are known to have been killed.