ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suspected US drone fired two missiles at a home in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, killing at least three people, intelligence officials said.
The attack happened in Tabbi Tool Khel village of North Waziristan, said two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
The CIA has targeted homes and militant hideouts in Pakistan’s volatile North and South Waziristan regions since December, when a bomber killed seven of its employees in Afghanistan.
Pakistan is a key ally of Washington in its war on terror, and it has publicly opposed the drone attacks, saying they undermined this Islamic nation’s sovereignty. But US officials say privately that Islamabad supports the drone attacks, which have eliminated several Al Qaeda operatives and local militants who are accused of targeting US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan.
On Monday, US and Pakistani officials said a joint CIA-Pakistani operation had netted a top Taliban commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.