(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Pakistan at 1:30 p.m. British time on Thursday.
* denotes new or updated development
MIRANSHAH - A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles into Pakistan’s northwestern North Waziristan region on the Afghan border, killing four militants, Pakistani intelligence officials in the area said.
The drone targeted a house near the region’s main town of Miranshah, in the village of Dande Darpa Khel, a stronghold of the Haqqani network, the most feared militant group within the Afghan Taliban, which uses Pakistani sanctuaries to attack U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
ORAKZAI - Pakistani forces used artillery to pound militant hideouts in the northwestern region of Orakzai, killing six suspected Pakistani Taliban insurgents, security officials said.
SHIKARPUR - Gunmen opened fire on an Afghanistan-bound convoy of NATO fuel supply trucks in the Shikarpur area of southern Sindh province, and set fire to six of them, police officials said.
* ZEBA PAHARI - A suspected U.S. drone fired three missiles at a group of militants in the South Waziristan border tribal region, killing six of them, intelligence officials said.
The militants were setting up a position to fire rockets at a NATO post across the border in Afghanistan.
Compiled by Augustine Anthony; Editing by Robert Birsel