ISLAMABAD/MIRANSHAH, June 12 Ten militants were
killed in this year's first two drone strikes in Pakistan,
officials said on Thursday, six months after the attacks were
suspended by Washington to give it space to pursue peace talks
with the Taliban.
Just days after a deadly Taliban attack on Karachi airport,
two top government officials told Reuters the drone strikes were
carried out this week as a coordinated "joint Pakistan-U.S.
Military sources said six militants including four Uzbeks
were killed in the first strike on Wednesday around five km
north of Miranshah, the capital of the North Waziristan tribal
region where Taliban insurgents are holed up.
The second attack killed four militants in the same area
around 2 a.m. on Thursday.
(Additional reporting by Asim Tanveer in Multan Editing by