MOSCOW, January 18 (Sputnik) – At least five people were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan’s restive North Waziristan region, AFP reports, citing security officials.
Last week, at least five people were killed in a similar US drone attack in northern Pakistan, according to Reuters. The assault was aimed at a compound in the Tehsil Ladha area of South Waziristan.
In June 2014, the Pakistani army launched a major offensive in the tribal areas, mostly controlled by al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The authorities stepped up their counterterrorism efforts in mid-December after a brutal assault on a school in Peshawar left over 140 people, mostly children, dead.
According to the Pakistani military, more than 1,800 terrorists have been killed during the campaign, AFP reported.