More than six suspected militants were killed on Tuesday in the fourth US missile strike in Pakistani North Waziristan tribal agency since Monday, said officials.
Four missiles were fired at two houses in Ghulam Khan district of North Waziristan tribal agency, bordering Afghanistan, security officials told KUNA.
They said the strike killed more than six suspected militants, adding that two foreigners were among the targeted.
This was the fourth missile strike in the agency since Monday morning.
Yesterday, some 25 militants, including some of Arab origin, were killed in three missile strikes in the agency.
The drone operations in the area have intensified again as the US is mounting pressure on Pakistan Army to launch an operation in the agency as well.
Earlier reports expected such operation to be launched in January.
However, according to some local media, the operation may be further delayed in view of renewed violence in Mohmand and Khyber tribal agencies.