MIRAN SHAH: At least 20 people were killed Wednesday in a suspected US air strike in suburban area of North Waziristan region near the Afghan border. A pilotless aircraft targeted a compound in the Zawai Narai area of Shawal tehsil, 55 kilometres south-west of Miran Shah, a town in the tribal district of North Waziristan.
The drone fire four missiles at the house which killed 20 people. The identities of those killed in the attack could not be ascertained so far. On the other hand, five drones were still flying over the area, creating fear of more strikes among the people.
The U.S. has stepped up drone attacks in the tribal areas this year. Country’s civil and military leadership publicly criticizes the strikes because they increase anti-U.S. sentiment.-Online