Miranshah: At least four people have been killed when a US drone fired two missiles at a compound near Miranshah.
The attack was carried out late on Wednesday in Qutab Khel village near the town of Miranshah.
Pakistani security officials confirmed the attack that also left at least one injured. The dead bodies have not been identified yet.
Pakistan’s tribal regions are attacked by the drones almost regularly, with Washington claiming that militants are the targets. However, casualty figures clearly indicate that civilians are the main victims.
The unmanned aircraft kept flying over the area after the strike that took place at around midnight.
The issue has long been a source of friction between Islamabad and Washington. Senior Pakistani officials have repeatedly said that the raids violate their country’s sovereignty.