Reports: Several killed in drone strikes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 5 (UPI) -- A suspected U.S. drone missile strike Monday targeting militants in Pakistan's South Waziristan region killed several people, authorities said.

Geo News, quoting sources, reported four missiles were fired at a house in the hills near Wana city bordering Afghanistan. The report said at least six people died.


China's Xinhua news agency, quoting local Urdu language television channel Express, said seven people were killed.

The latest strikes follow a similar one during the weekend, also in South Waziristan, which local authorities said killed senior al-Qaida leader Ilyas Kashmiri and eight other militants.

The Harakat-ul-Jihad al-Islami group or Huji led by Kashmiri said their leader had died. The United States, however, has not confirmed his death.

If confirmed, Kashmiri's death would be the second major blow to al-Qaida in a month. Its leader, Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, was killed May 2 by a U.S. SEALs team during a raid on his compound in Pakistan.

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