Written by Ranee Mohamed
04 Jan, 2015 | 11:46 pm
A US drone strike in Pakistan has killed at least six militants near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials say.
They say the strike in the tribal region of North Waziristan targeted the compound of a powerful Taliban leader.
Pakistan stepped up its own operations against insurgents after Taliban militants killed 132 children at a school in Peshawar last month.
More than 1,700 rebels have been killed since the offensive began in June in North Waziristan, the military says.
Sunday’s strike reportedly targeted fighters supporting Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur.
“A US drone fired two missiles which hit a compound and a vehicle in Alwara Mandi of North Waziristan… killing six terrorists,” a senior security official told AFP news agency on Sunday.
In a separate development, a bomb blast has killed at least five people at a volleyball match in the Orakzai tribal region.
Police said the device had been planted in the grounds of the match. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack and said the government was determined to eradicate terrorism.
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