8.01 PM Monday, 22 April 2024
  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 04:29 05:47 12:20 15:47 18:48 20:06
22 April 2024

Missile strike in Pakistan destroys house, killing 10


Three missiles believed fired from a US unmanned aircraft have destroyed a house used by a local Taliban commander in the Kurram tribal region of the northwest, killing at least 10 people.

The United States has launched a barrage of similar against suspected militants in the border region by unmanned aircraft since August last year, killing top militants but angering Pakistani leaders, who say they undercut their fight against terror.

Rehman Ullah, a resident of the targeted village of Baggan, said drones were seen in the sky before the attack Monday.

He said 10 bodies had been dug up from the wreckage. Pakistani officials were not available or declined comment.