Fresh drone strike kills four in North Wazirstan

Drone fired two missiles at a house and a vehicle in Shawal district of the agency


Web Desk May 18, 2015
A file photo of a drone. PHOTO AFP

Hours after Pakistan Foreign Office's sternly condemned last week's drone attack in Shawal area of North Wazirstan, a drone strike in the same area  on Monday killed four suspected militants and injured two others, Express News reported.

According to initial details a US spy plane fired two missiles at a house and a vehicle in Shawal area of North Waziristan.

As a result at least four suspected militants were killed and two others were injured. The identities of those targeted was not immediately clear.

Earlier, in a statement on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had termed US drone strikes in Pakistani territory a “clear violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” calling for their immediate cessation.

Read: Drone strikes in North Waziristan a clear violation of Pakistan's sovereignty: FO

On May 16, at least six suspected militants were killed and two others were injured when a US drone fired two missiles at a house in the same area of the agency.

A local source said those killed included foreigners while the house targeted was completely destroyed in the attack.

Read: Drone attack in North Waziristan kills six, injures two suspected militants

According to Bureau Investigates, between 2,449-3,949 people have been killed in 415 drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004. The last strike as recent as April 12, 2015.

Of those killed, between 423-962 were civilians and 172-207 were children.

COMMENTS (4)

SKChadha | 6 years ago | Reply At what time the FO will play the usual record?
BlackHat | 6 years ago | Reply This seems to be every day news. Does this happen in any non-Muslim country? Do you still think terrorism is a good instrument of foreign or strategic/security policy?
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