World Bulletin/News Desk
A U.S. drone strike killed five people in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Wednesday, security officials and residents said, as the country's security forces press ahead with an offensive in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border.
Two missiles slammed into a house in a village in the Datta Khel area in the border region of North Waziristan, security officials said, injuring two, besides the five dead.
The bodies of the five people killed were charred beyond recognition, one of the villagers told Reuters.
Drone strikes in Pakistan resumed in June after a gap of six months, during which the Pakistani government pursued peace talks with the Taliban. Pakistan announced an anti-Taliban offensive in North Waziristan within days of the resumption.
The military ordered the entire civilian population of North Waziristan to leave before launching the ground offensive but residents said most of the fighters also moved out.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ağustos 2014, 12:14