US missile strike kills six in Pakistan
South Wazirsitan tribal agency in the Pakistan is the stronghold of the umbrella organization of Pakistan's Taliban groups, led by Baitullah Mehsud, who was blamed for assassination of former primeminister Benazir Bhutto. So American forces have intensified their attack on that area and drone planes are used for killing suspected militants. A suspected U.S. missile strike near the headquarters of a top Taliban leader in Pakistan tribal areas Thursday killed six people and injured five others.
Six persons were killed and five injured in a missile strike by a suspected US drone in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region, a stronghold of the local Taliban led by Baitullah Mehsud. Local residents and witnesses said that at least three missiles were fired at two houses, including that of a tribesman named Ghazi Khan Mehsud, in Tabargai village of South Waziritsan.The witnesses said they had seen four bodies being pulled from the rubble of the houses.
They said they feared the toll could rise as a number of people were present in the house at the time of the attack. Some residents said they believed foreign militants were hiding in the houses.