US drone strike kills 17 in N Waziristan

Drone fires six missiles at a house in Datta Khel district. At least two people injured in the attack.

Web Desk July 06, 2012

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A US drone attack has killed at least 17 people in Zoi Narai, Datta Khel tehsil of North Waziristan on Friday, reported Express News.

According to initial reports, a remotely piloted drone aircraft fired six  missiles at a house.

At least two people were reported to have been injured in the attack.

Islamabad has repeatedly denounced drone attacks on its tribal areas as counterproductive to the overall fight against terror, and that such unilateral actions violate the country’s sovereignty and provoke militancy.

Human rights activists have also condemned drone strikes for the high number of civilian casualties. The Obama administration claims drones are important in taking out al Qaeda linked militants.

Clerics in North and South Waziristan, in protest against the drone strikes, had announced of boycotting polio vaccination campaigns in the areas.


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