US drone strike kills four in Pakistan say officials

Reuters/Athar Hussain

A US drone strike destroyed a vehicle in Pakistan's Taliban stronghold of north Waziristan on the Afghan border on Monday, killing four militants, according to local officials. 


Meanwhile Pakistani troops on Monday ended a siege by militants who had attacked a naval base in the city of Karachi.

The troops are now said to be "mopping up" after the raid, which left 10 soldiers and it least three attackers dead.

The Pakistan Taliban says the raid was to avenge the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US special forces on 2 May. 

Interior minister Rehman Malik said 15 soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Two attackers were also killed, and a third blew himself up. Another is believed to be buried under debris, and it's thought two more escaped.

On Sunday evening at 2230 universal time, militants stormed three hangers housing aircraft at the Mehran naval base, according to officals.

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