Missile strike kills seven people in northwest Pakistan

A suspected US missile strike killed at least seven people Monday in volatile northwest Pakistan, intelligence officials and a witness said. Yar Mohammad, a villager, said a fortlike house was destroyed and that local Taliban pulled out seven bodies while cordoning off the scene in the Kari Khel area, about 15 kilometers south of Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal area near the Afghan border. Mohammad said he heard a drone aircraft circling the area before the attack at 8:40 a.m. Two intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media, confirmed the strike and casualties.