PESHAWAR - At least four people were killed and one sustained injuries in a US drone attack in North Waziristan Agency on Saturday.
Official sources said two missiles were fired from a US unmanned plane, which hit a house at Moski village of Mir Ali, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency bordering Afghanistan.
As a result, four people were killed and another sustained injuries while the targeted house was completely destroyed and caught fire after the strike.
Soon after the attack, local people rushed to the site and took four charred bodies from debris out of the house. The sources said the identities of those killed have not so far been ascertained.
The US drone continued flying over the area after the strike. Saturday’s drone strike on North Waziristan was 18th in Pakistan this year, leaving at least 116 people dead.
Monitoring Desk adds: Pakistan has condemned the US drone strike in North Waziristan Agency. “These unilateral strikes are a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”, a Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement issued in Islamabad.
The spokesman added that Pakistan had consistently maintained that drone strikes were counter-productive, entail loss of innocent civilian lives and had human rights and humanitarian implications.
“Islamabad has repeatedly emphasised the importance of bringing an immediate end to drone strikes as such attacks set dangerous precedents in the inter-state relations”, he said further. “These strikes have a negative impact on the mutual desire of both countries to forge a cordial relationship.”