At least six suspected militants were reportedly killed after a U.S. drone fired two missiles at a house of a local tribesman in the Shawal area of North Waziristan, a security official has said.
The targeted compound located in Kund Ghar village, known as Rehmani Markaz belonged to one Abdul Rehman, reports The Express Tribune.
"The drone targeted a hideout frequently used by militants, which was destroyed in the attack," said the official.
Islamabad has repeatedly denounced drone attacks in its tribal areas as counterproductive to the overall fight against terror, and that such unilateral actions violate the country’s sovereignty and provoke militancy.
Human rights activists have also condemned drone strikes for the high number of civilian casualties. The Obama administration claims drones are important in eliminating Al-Qaeda linked militants.
Clerics in North and South Waziristan, in protest against the drone strikes, have announced the boycott of the polio vaccination campaign in the areas. (ANI)