PESHAWAR - Five youngsters, who fell victim to separate US drone strikes in North and South Waziristan on Tuesday, were associated with a militant group, closely working with the Haqqani network.
All five youngsters belonged to Southern Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. One of them, identified as Hafiz Bilal was a BSc Geology Student in Khan Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan. His father, Haji Nasim Khan, is an executive district officer in Livestock
Others killed in the drone strikes from the same district were identified as Waheedullah and Fayaz. The names of the two other could not be ascertained.
Sources said Bilal went to the Waziristan region in the summer vacations where he was present in a militant compound when a US drone struck the building, killing him.