U.S. drone strike kills 25 in Pakistan's North Waziristan

April 23, 2011 - 0:0

PESHAWAR (AFP) – Two U.S. pilotless aircraft fired four missiles into a house in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Friday killing 25 militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The strike came two days after a visit to Islamabad by Admiral Mike Mullen, the top U.S. military official, in which he expressed concern over links between Pakistani security agents and militants attacking U.S.-led forces across the border in Afghanistan.
The drone strike happened in Mir Ali town, about 35 km (20 miles) east of the region's main town of Miranshah.
A Pakistani intelligence official in the region who declined to be identified said the house was being used as a militant hideout.
Twenty-five bodies had been recovered from the rubble and three women were among those killed, he said.
Another official said some foreign militants were among the dead but their numbers and nationalities could not confirmed.
North Waziristan is a known sanctuary for al Qaeda and Taliban militants.