Three suspected US drone missile attacks killed dozens of militants Friday in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber region on the Afghan border, which is home to a militant organisation with ties to Taliban forces. It is the fourth such attack in two days.
REUTERS - Three suspected U.S. drone missile strikes killed 24 militants on Friday in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber region on the Afghan border, intelligence officials said, the fourth attack in two days.
The United States has widened drone attacks in Pakistan this year, but almost all of them have been in the North Waziristan tribal region, a known sanctuary for al Qaeda and Taliban militants. Attacks in Khyber are not very frequent.
Khyber agency is home to Lashkar-e-Islami, a militant organisation sometimes allied with the Pakistani Taliban, but which has often clashed with other groups.
Date created : 2010-12-17