US drones kill ten suspected militants in Pakistan

Islamabad: A day after Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani warned US against violating its sovereignty, CIA-operated drones struck in North Waziristan killing at least 10 militants and injuring several others, the first since Osama bin Laden`s death.

The unmanned CIA operated spy planes fired at least four missiles at a compound and a vehicle in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan Agency, officials told the media.

Ten militants were killed and several others injured in the strike, the first attack by the Predator drones since US special forces killed the al-Qaeda chief in a pre-dawn raid on a compound in the garrison city of Abbottabad on Monday.

The area targeted in today`s missile strike is believed to be under the control of a Taliban faction led by commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur.

Pakistan has opposed the drone attacks and the US raid that killed bin Laden as violations of its sovereignty.