"The Pakistan government has repeatedly condemned the US drone strikes, saying these were counter-productive and unacceptable as they violated the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity."
Islamabad, July 19 - At least eight militants were killed Saturday in a US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.

According to officials, the attack occurred at around 3 a.m. when an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fired two missiles on a compound in Dattakhel area, around 35 km west of Miranshah, Dawn online reported.

The dead militants belonged to the Punjabi Taliban faction of the Pakistani Taliban, the officials said.

This is the third such drone strike since the Pakistani military launched Operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan region to wipe out bases of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other militant groups.

On July 16, 20 militants were killed in Dattakhel area when four missile strikes from a UAV pounded a compound of suspected militants.

On July 10, a US drone killed at least six people in North Waziristan.

The Pakistan government has repeatedly condemned the US drone strikes, saying these were counter-productive and unacceptable as they violated the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The US drone strikes have been targeting militants in Pakistan since 2004.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002389408
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Asia


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.