New Year drone strikes: January 3rd and 4th

Lest we forget

drone deaths demoTwo Pakistani intelligence officials said US drone-fired missiles struck a militant compound in the Datta Khel border area of North Waziristan early on Sunday, killing seven suspected militants and wounding four.

Sunday’s drone strikes came just hours after four militant hideouts and a suicide bomber training center were also destroyed in Pakistani airstrikes, late on Saturday in the Tirrah valley of the Khyber region, according to an army statement.

The Tribune reports that on Monday Pakistan condemned Sunday’s drone strike.

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According to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, the government reiterated its position that such strikes constitute a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The foreign office demanded the immediate cessation of such strikes.

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