US drone strike kill seven in northwest PakistanAccording to Pakistani security officials, at least seven people were killed following a US drone strike in northwest Pakistan on Sunday.

The officials further added, the attack took place in Shawal area, the main town of North Waziristan tribal district, along the Afghan border.

A security official quoted by AFP said, “US drones fired four missiles into a militant compound. At least seven militants were killed and three others were wounded.”

Another security official in the area also confirmed the attack and said seven suspected militants were killed in the air raid. However, the officials said the identities of those killed in the airstrike is nto clear.

Sunday’s incident was the 19th of its kind in Pakistan in 2013. At least 110 people have been killed in such strikes across the country this year.

Islamabad government has repeatedly protested against the US drone strikes, saying they violate Pakistan’s sovereignty, but Washington views them as a vital tool in the fight against Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants in the lawless tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.