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North Waziristan: Eight suspected militants killed in Drone strike

PESHAWAR: At least eight suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike early Saturday in the Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region.

Intelligence sources said two missiles fired by a drone hit a compound in Doga Madakhel village of Dattakhel tehsil.

The identities of those killed in the strikes have not yet been ascertained, sources said.

The army launched its long-awaited major operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ in the tribal region a week after an attack on the airport in Karachi, deploying troops, tanks and jets to the area in the crackdown on the Taliban and other militants.