Drone strike: Pakistan lodges protest with US embassy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs says drone strikes equal to violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty.


Web Desk October 11, 2012

ISLAMABAD: After two drone strikes in two days killed more than 20 people in the tribal areas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs lodged a protest with the US embassy on Thursday.

Calling the attacks unacceptable, the ministry said drone strikes equal to violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty.

At least 17 suspected militants were killed and more than 20 sustained injuries when a US drone fired missiles at a militants’ compound in the Bulandkhel area of Upper Orakzai Agency on October 11.

Whereas on October 10, a similar strike in North Waziristan killed five people.

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COMMENTS (15)

Moeen Isb | 8 years ago | Reply

@Solomon2 so what about the plane attacks on pentagon and world trade center from where the policies for covert operation all over the world is generating against the Muslims in the name of WoT..the difference is just on which extreme side you are on a continuum...its easy to say any thing to please the super power but the sole super power is who created us and know every thing about us with out any surveillance or spying devices ....

Yaayyyy! | 8 years ago | Reply

Great, 20 dead, justice served! This drone strike will ensure that no future incidents like Malala's shooting occur in the future. #durrfittaymuun!

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