15 killed in US drone strike in northwest Pakistan
US drones have fired three missiles in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 15 people and injuring several others, Press TV reported.
The attack took place in the North Waziristan tribal region, Pakistani officials announced on Saturday.
It is not clear whether any so-called high value target was in the area at the time of the strike.
Drone attacks in the region have increased significantly since December 30, when seven CIA operatives were killed in an attack in Afghanistan's Khost province, which borders Waziristan.
Hundreds of people, many of them civilians, have been killed since 2006 in CIA-operated drone strikes in Pakistan.