US drones kill 16 in Pakistan

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 06, 2013 09:40 hrs

Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and seven injured after US drone strikes hit militant hideouts in Pakistan's tribal area of South Waziristan, a mountainous region bordering Afghanistan, Geo News reported.

Earlier reports said 12 people were killed and eight wounded while three militant hideouts were destroyed as US drones fired eight missiles in Bobar area.

South Waziristan is home to militants of the Hakim Ullah Mehsud group of the Pakistan Taliban and Haqqani network.