August 31, 2013 3:11:16 pm
After a brief lull,a CIA-operated drone struck a house in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region on Saturday,killing at least three suspected militants.
A Pakistani security official confirmed the death of three persons in the strike on a house in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan Agency.
The attack came a day after the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz told Pakistan’s National Assembly that the government will take up the issue of drone strikes with the US in September.
The US has not stopped its drone campaign despite repeated protests from Pakistan,which describes the attacks as violation of its sovereignty and counter-productive for the war on terror.
Best of Express Premium
US officials have also said the strikes have eliminated a lot of high-ranking al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.
📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.