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Pakistani media report six militants were killed in the attack, including four foreign fighters, a classification in the tribal areas that typically refers to Al Qaeda.
The attack was part of the expanded use of Predator drones recently authorized by the White House, sources told Fox News, though the drone attacks, which began during the Bush Administration, never have been officially confirmed because of political sensitivity in Pakistan.
KARACHI: Resentment among the nation is growing only because the government is betraying its own people by keeping US-Pakistan joint drone attacks under a veil, a former foreign secretary said at an international seminar on Wednesday.
Ex-foreign secretary Shamshad Ahmad strongly believes that the government would be supported wholeheartedly by the people if told the truth about the drone attacks which, he claimed, were being launched from the Pakistani soil.
Resentment among the nation is growing only because the government is betraying its own people by keeping US-Pakistan joint drone attacks under a veil,
KIRKUK: US intelligence shows militants linked to al Qaeda and other groups have been fleeing South Waziristan in the face of a Pakistani military offensive, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday.
'We see some evidence in the intelligence that they (Pakistani forces) are forcing al Qaeda and some of the other terrorists out of South Waziristan and they're fleeing, and some of them are talking about going back into Afghanistan,' Gates told US troops during a visit to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.