ISLAMABAD – The Latest on Pakistan (all times local):
Two Pakistani intelligence officials say an overnight suspected U.S. drone strike has killed seven militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.
The officials said Wednesday’s strike in Zuwai village in North Waziristan was the first since 2014 when the Pakistan army launched a major military operation there. The officials said Thursday no high value militant was killed in the strike.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to media on the record.
Pakistan’s tribal regions have been the scene of CIA drone strikes and Pakistani operations, forcing militants to flee toward Afghanistan and set up sanctuaries there.
— By Munir Ahmed in Islamabad
The spokesman for a key militant group says Pakistan’s intelligence service is using a captured militant leader to give the impression that his group is being funded by foreign spy agencies