ISLAMABAD, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- A US led drone strike in northern Pakistani
tribal region bordering Afghanistan killed at least two people and wounded
another on Monday, said officials.
A drone fired two missiles at a house situated in Mohammad Khel village of
Datta Khel tehsil in North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least two
people, according to State Television PTV.
The target of the drone strike was a suspected militant compound and the
people killed were alleged militants, said officials to the media as the
number of casualties was expected to rise.
Earlier, a US led drone strike killed six militants in northern Pakistani
tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Sunday, said officials.
A US drone fired two missiles on a militant compound, killing three rebels
in North Waziristan tribal region, a senior security official said in a press
The drone strike targeted the compound of the militants in Dargamandi area,
seven kilometers north of main town Miranshah.
Moreover, the spokesman for Pakistan, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Monday
condemned the US drone strike and in a statement referring to Sunday's drone
strike said "These unilateral strikes are a violation of Pakistan's
sovereignty and territorial integrity."
The spokesman said these drone strikes have a negative impact on the mutual
desire of both countries to forge a cordial and cooperative relationship and
to ensure peace and stability in the region, said an official press release.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday called for
an end to the drone strikes on Pakistani soil in an address to the United
Nations General Assembly.
He said "The use of armed drones in the border areas of Pakistan is a
continued violation of our territorial integrity. It results in casualties of
innocent civilians and is detrimental to our resolve and efforts to eliminate
extremism and terrorism from Pakistan.
"I have urged the United States to cease these strikes, so that we could
avert further casualties and suffering." (end)
KUNA 301145 Sep 13NNNN