March 28, 2010

A US drone fired two missiles into compounds in Pakistan’s northwestern border area near Afghanistan killing four people late Saturday, security officials said, as military activity intensified in the area.

US drone attacks target Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked commanders in the nuclear-armed country’s tribal belt, where Taliban and foreign militants have carved out havens in mountainous areas outside direct government control.

North Waziristan has been increasingly targeted in the covert US drone campaign since a Jordanian Al-Qaeda double agent blew himself up killing seven CIA employees in a neighbouring Afghan province in December.

Saturday’s attack destroyed buildings used by suspected militants in the suburbs of Mir Ali in North Waziristan district.

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