MIR ALI: A US drone strike in North Waziristan killed six people late on Sunday, Express News reported.
The drone fired two missiles near Shawal in Mir Ali Tehsil, killing six people. This was the fourth drone strike since Nawaz Sharif assumed office as Prime Minister.
Earlier this month, on July 3, a drone had fired missiles on a house located in the Miranshah Bazaar in North Waziristan killing 17. The July 3 drone attack is considered to be the biggest launched this year.
Another drone strike which took place on July 13 killed two people in Mir Ali Tehsil, North Waziristan.
The Pakistani government has maintained an anti-drone stance and has claimed that drone strikes in the country are illegal, violate sovereignty and are counter-productive as they claim civilian lives.
A 12-page summary report titled Details of Attacks by Nato Forces/Predators in FATA revealed that out of the total 746 people listed as killed in the drone strikes between 2006 and 2009, 147 were civilians.
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