U.S. drone attack kills seven in Pakistan
Friday, July 16, 2021 8:29 PM

The Predator drone fired at least two missiles into a compound used by alleged Islamist fighters near the town of Miranshah, BBC news reported Thursday.

Local tribal elders claim many of those killed were civilians in a village house, the BBC reported.

The area is a stronghold of Pakistani warlord Hafiz Gul Bahadur, whose 2,000 fighters in the region stage attacks across the border against NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan, a security official said.

The attack was the latest in a series in the North and South Waziristan tribal areas, which U.S. officials say is the center of the Taliban and al-Qaida insurgency.

The United States has stepped up its attacks in the area after Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American charged in the attempted bombing of New York's Times Square in May, allegedly told U.S. interrogators he received bomb training there, the BBC said.

(Source: UPI )
 

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