At least five militants were killed and three were wounded in the second US missile strike in Pakistan’s bordering tribal belt of Waziristan, said officials.
The second strike coincided with Pakistan reiterating its criticism of drone strikes, terming them as “counterproductive and violation of its sovereignty.”
According to security sources, a pilotless aircraft fired more than three missiles at a suspected militant hideout in a village of South Waziristan tribal agency. The strike killed at least five militants and wounded several others.
On Wednesday, a similar strike targeted a compound in the neighboring North Waziristan agency, killing four militants and wounding three others.
On Thursday, foreign office spokesman Abdul Basit at his weekly press briefing said that condemns drone attacks. “Pakistan has clear position on drone attacks and it has disadvantage over tactical benefits,” he said.
The spokesman said that these attacks also raise the question of violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and that the sovereignty of the country could not be condoned.