Pakistan condemns Waziristan drone strike

Published: January 15, 2015
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The government reiterated its position that such strikes constitute a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. PHOTO: AFP

The government reiterated its position that such strikes constitute a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday evening condemned a drone strike that killed seven people on the border between North and South Waziristan.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government reiterated its oft-stated position that such strikes violate Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The government again demanded that such strikes should cease immediately.

At least seven suspect militants were killed, and five others were injured, when a compound was targeted with missiles by a US drone in Wocha Darra of South Waziristan Thursday morning.

Five suspected militants were killed on the spot, and two others later succumbed to their injuries.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Shahid khan
    Jan 15, 2015 - 10:16PM

    I don’t see anything wrong with it. Its helping in our cause to kill militants. This drone attack killed bunch of militants, and i as a citizen of pakistan i am happy with that. Drone attacks are effective way to execute the militants and pakistan should cooperate with US on this.

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  • Crusader
    Jan 16, 2015 - 12:14AM

    Does anyone else find it funny? Every now and then theres a drone attack and in no time we we see Pakistan’s condemnation, like an acknowledgment: ‘we saw it’.
    Grow some balls, either thanks the americans, or shoot them down if you think they’re wrong.

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  • Razi Khan
    Jan 16, 2015 - 2:23AM

    Maybe the US should start with its border with Mexico before invading other countries.

    Thanks

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  • Last Word
    Jan 16, 2015 - 9:19AM

    Why Pakistan continues to remain in denial even with its own people ?

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  • Dilip
    Jan 16, 2015 - 11:15AM

    Why was Kerry not asked to stop the drone strikes? He was here a week ago. Another mute point is whenever a drone strike occurs, there always is a count of how many terrorists and innocent has been killed. But when the army strikes there is no mention of the casualties.

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