MIRAMSHAH: A US drone strike targeting a compound early on Saturday morning killed eleven suspected militants in Madakhel Tehsil in Data Khel, North Waziristan.“The drone fired eight missiles on the compound at around 2:00am (2100 GMT) on Saturday killing eleven members of the Punjabi faction of the Pakistani Taliban,” a senior security official in the region told AFP.
The official said the dead included two “important” commanders of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, but he refused to reveal their identities. An official had earlier given a lower death toll of eight dead.The strike took place in the Mada Khel suburb of Data Khel, a town that lies around 22 miles (36 kilometres) west of Miramshah. The army’s operation against the TTP, Zarb-e-Azb is still continuing in North Waziristan.
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