US drone strike in Pakistan kills 4 militants

By Rasool Dawar

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Sept. 29 2013 11:44 p.m. MDT

Pakistani run away from the site of a blast shortly after a car explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. A car bomb exploded on a crowded street in northwestern Pakistan Sunday, killing scores of people in the third blast to hit the troubled city of Peshawar in a week, officials said.

Mohammad Sajjad, Associated Press

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Two Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected American drone strike has killed four alleged militants in the country's northwestern tribal areas.

The intelligence officials say the strike happened Monday morning in the town of in Datta Khel in North Waziristan.

They didn't have exact information on which group the militants belonged to but said the area is dominated by fighters of warlords Hafiz Gul Bahadur and the Haqqani network.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record.

Both groups are known to carry out attacks against NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

It was the second drone strike in as many days. A strike Sunday in the tribal areas killed three militants.

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