Drones claim nine militants

suspected American drones have fired several missiles into three militant hideouts near 
Pakistan’s Afghan border, killing at least nine fighters, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.

Three officials said yesterday’s strikes targeted Pakistani Taleban hideouts in the South Waziristan tribal region.

They said two important commanders of the Pakistani Taleban may be among those killed.

A suspected US missile strike on Thursday killed a top Pakistani militant commander, Maulvi Nazir, whose fighters focus on attacks against US and allied Nato troops in Afghanistan.