US drone kills 6 in North Waziristan

6 were killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan on Monday, security officials said.

A drone fired three missiles at Darazinda village, 40 kilometres (25 miles) northeast of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan region, they said.

“The drone fired one missile on two people riding on a motorbike and when people rushed towards them, two more missiles were fired,” a security official said. ” six were killed.”

Two other security officials confirmed the casualties, saying the missiles were fired by the pilotless aircraft.

The attack was the second within 24 hours in the region, the 15th in just 18 days.