ISLAMABAD, Jan 6 (KUNA) – At least ten people were killed and eight others were injured in two missile strikes in Pakistani tribal agency of North Waziristan on Wednesday, said officials.
The two strikes hit a suspected militant compound within one hour of each other. According to security officials, a pilotless US aircraft fired two missiles at a suspected militant compound in Datakhel area of the agency. They told KUNA that the first strike killed five militants and wounded about five others.
In the second strike, the officialS said further, a missile hit a house of a local tribesman, known for his links with Taliban militants, in the same area. The officials said that the second strike also killed about five people and wounded three others. The strikes took place amid hostility against America is increasing in Pakistan owing to unabated drone attacks. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoud Qureshi on Tuesday taking notice of such hostility said that the government was pursuing pro-Pakistan policy and that national interests will be safeguarded.