US drone attack kills 25 people in Pakistan’s tribal area
US drones were fired at a house in the tribal region of Pakistan near the Afghan border killing at least 25 civilians, stated Pakistani intelligence officials.
On Friday, hundreds of militants attacked a checkpoint in a northwest Pakistani district along the border overnight and into the morning hours, killing 14 security troops, officials said – a show of insurgents’ continued strength despite army offensives against them.
The strike came a day after Pakistan’s army chief denounced such attacks, and could further sour already deteriorating relations between Washington and Islamabad.
The latest U.S. missiles hit Spinwam village in North Waziristan, a tribal region home to Islamist militants that target American and NATO troops in Afghanistan. The three intelligence officials said civilians were believed to be among the dead, and that several people also were wounded. The reported death toll was relatively high for an American missile strike, reports Huff Post.
Unaimed Aerial Vehicle’s (UAV) have been targeting the tribal regions of Pakistan since 2008. But the US never acknowledges these drone attacks that kill innocents. The Pakistani intelligence officials are the ones to confirm the news in anonymity because they are not permitted to speak to the media.
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