6 killed in U.S. drone strike in NW PakistanSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 09/02/2013 9:10 am in World / 2 comments
ISLAMABAD, Feb. 8 — At least six people were killed and two others injured on Friday evening as a U.S. drone attacked a house in the northwestern tribal region of Pakistan, local media reported.
Local Urdu TV channel Express News reported that the unmanned aircraft targeted a house in the Babar Ghar village that lies at the border of North Waziristan and South Waziristan, Pakistan’s two volatile tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.
According to the reports, the drone fired two missiles at the house and killed six people inside besides injuring two others.
The house was completely destroyed in the attack.
Local people rushed to the site and pulled out the bodies and injured from the rubbles.
Friday’s attack is the 8th of its kind in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal areas since the start of the current year. So far this year at least 53 people have been killed in such strikes.