US missiles kill four

MIR ALI: Suspected US missiles killed four people on Wednesday in an al-Qaida and Taliban stronghold in northwest Pakistan, intelligence officials said, amid signs of greater cooperation between Islamabad and Washington. The three missiles hit a compound and a vehicle in Dargah Mandi area of North Waziristan tribal region. The identities of the dead were not immediately clear. However, the area hit was a stronghold of the Haqqani network, an Afghan Taliban faction that is considered a major threat to US troops across the border in Afghanistan.