US missiles killed up to 16 terrorists in North Waziristan

At least 16 suspected terrorists have been killed when two US drone missiles strikes a Taleban compound in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal belt late on Wednesday, security officials said.

Reportedly, seven terrorists were killed in the first strike targeting a compound and a nearby vehicle in Mizar Madakhel village, about 50 kilometres west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan. The second strike killed nine other terrorists.

According to military officials the compound is owned by Hafiz Gul Bahadar, the Taleban commander for North Waziristan. A senior security official in the region confirmed that 16 terrorists have been eliminated in the attack and more than a dozen wounded. The official said among the killed people at least five were foreign terrorists,  their identities are still to be ascertained.

No senior Taleban or Al-Qaeda fighters have been reported killed in the Wednesday’s air strike. In a similar attack on March 8 left fives terrorists killed in Miramshah.