PESHAWAR, Pakistan — American unmanned drones fired two missiles at a house in a Pakistani tribal region close to the Afghan border on Thursday, killing seven alleged terrorist in the latest in a barrage of such attacks, intelligence officials said.
The strike in North Waziristan was the third attack in the region in the past 24 hours.
The province is home to hundreds of Pakistani and foreign Islamist militants, many belonging to or allied with al-Qaida and the Taliban. It is also the base of a powerful insurgent group that US officials say is behind many of the attacks just across the border in Afghanistan.
Thursday's strike in the Datta Khel area killed five unidentified foreign and two local terrorists, three intelligence officials said. It is all but impossible to independently verify the accounts of intelligence officials. The region is too dangerous for outsiders to visit the scene of the attacks and U.S. officials do not acknowledge firing the missiles, much less discuss who they are targeting.
Two other attacks Wednesday killed seven suspected terrorists.