The US killed three “militants,” including “foreigners” in the first drone strike recorded in Pakistan in more than a month.
The remotely piloted Predators or the more heavily armed Reapers fired several missiles at a compound in the village of Shin Warzak, Dawn reported. According to Geo News, the drone strike targeted a vehicle and killed three people, including “foreigners.” The term foreigners is often used to describe Arab al Qaeda operatives or members of regional terror groups outside of Pakistan. The US often fires missiles at vehicles thought to be transporting terrorists in an attempt to limit civilian casualties.
Today’s strike ends a 36-day-long hiatus of strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas. The last strike took place on Oct. 24, when four “militants” and one civilian were killed in an attack on a compound in Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan.