Drone strike kills at least 4 in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: Drone strike on Monday killed at least four people in Pakistan´s restive tribal region near the Afghan border.

The strike took place in the Shawal area of North Waziristan, sources said.

According to sources, the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in Shawal area killing at least four people.

North Waziristan is one of seven semi-autonomous tribal districts that border Afghanistan.

Pakistan had launched a long-awaited push to clear the tribal region from insurgent last June after a bloody Taliban attack on Karachi airport sank faltering peace talks.