MIRANSHAH, Pakistan - US drone aircraft fired missiles in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region on Monday, killing at least four militants, intelligence officials and tribesmen said, the latest strikes in a resumption of the air campaign.
The unacknowledged Central Intelligence Agency drone program, a key element in US President Barack Obama's counter-terrorism strategy, was seemingly paused after a Nov. 26 NATO cross-border air attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, triggering fury. The United States resumed the program on Jan. 10.
In Monday's attacks, two missiles hit a vehicle in the village of Degan, and another two struck a house in nearby Mohammedkhel village.
Intelligence officials said the strike on the vehicle killed mostly Turkmen, who were possibly members of al-Qaida. There may be more casualties, the officials added.