10 suspected militants

Reports say at least 16 suspected militants were killed in the strikes. It come days after militants attacked Karachi international airport, killing 39 people, including 10 attackers. Washington agreed to suspend its drones programme in December to allow Islamabad to pursue peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban (TTP). But pressure has been mounting on the Pakistani authorities to launch a ground offensive on the region amid a breakdown in peace talks. Double hit The two drone strikes took place within hours of each other, striking a compound in a village near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan. The first attack, carried out late on Wednesday night, is said to have killed four ethnic Uzbek militants and two Punjabi Taliban. The second attack on Thursday morning targeted another 10 suspected militants preamp.

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