ISLAMABAD, June 18 (Xinhua) -- At least five people were killed in a U.S. drone strike launched early Wednesday morning, reported local Urdu TV channel Dunya.
According to the local media reports, the strike took place at about 4:00 a.m. local time when U.S. drones fired six missiles at a house and a vehicle in Miranshal, capital town of North Waziristan, a restive tribal area along Pak-Afghan border.
Details of the identities of the killed are not immediately available.
Wednesday morning's U.S. drone strike is the first of its kind since the armed forces of Pakistan launched a massive operation against the local and foreign militants hiding in North Waziristan.
Prior to this strike, local media quoted a U.S. source as saying that the United States will not assist the Pakistani army in the North Waziristan operation.