US drone kills six in North Waziristan

Dunya News

Doga Madakhel is a village in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.

DATTA KHEL (Dunya News) - At least six people were killed in a drone strike in Doga Madakhel area of North Waziristan on Thursday.

According to local sources, the drone fired two missiles on a house. It has been learnt that Doga Madakhel has not been cleared of terrorists so far.

This is the third drone strike since the US resumed its drone programme in Pakistan following the Karachi attack.

Earlier in June, two drone attacks were carried out in Dargah Mandi area of North Waziristan, killing 16 militants.

Washington reportedly suspended its drone programme in December to give Islamabad time to pursue a dialogue process with the Pakistani Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) aimed at ending a seven-year insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives.

However the peace process was shattered when the Taliban launched an attack on the airport in Karachi on June 9 that left dozens dead.