The FINANCIAL — A U.S. drone attack has killed at least six suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, local authorities said on August 23, according to Ria Novosti.
The militants were killed on Saturday after the missiles fired by the drone hit two vehicles in the village of Anghar Kala near Miran Shah in northern Waziristan, local authorities said.
The attack was the second since devastating floods swept Pakistan late in July, officials said.
Violence surged in the country in 2009, with Taliban militants staging regular attacks on provincial government officials, police and civilians and planting roadside devices as part of their fight against U.S. and NATO troops.
Over 600 militants, including several influential Taliban commanders, were killed in drone airstrikes in the country's restive tribal belt in 2009.