Drone kills four IS men before US senators visit South Waziristan

ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR: Hours before a bipartisan US Senate delegation visited South Waziristan Agency on Monday, a CIA-operated drone carried out a missile attack in a village of the tribal region, killing a suspected militant leader.

According to sources, the US drone fired two missiles at a vehicle carrying ‘commander’ Pir Agha of the militant Islamic State group and his three aides in Marghalan village, killing all four men on the spot.

The delegation led by Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, while meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad and visiting South Waziristan underscored the importance of continued cooperation between the US and Pakistan for regional peace.

The delegation is visiting Pakistan for discussions on bilateral relationship, particularly the counterterrorism cooperation aspect and the situation in Afghanistan and efforts

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