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— Photo by Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday condemned the latest US drone strike inside Pakistani territory in which at least six militants were killed and three others injured.

The latest drone attack took place early Friday in northwestern Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region.

Hours after the strike, the Foreign Office issued a statement saying drone strikes were a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, adding that Pakistan had repeatedly emphasised the importance of bringing these to an immediate end.

The government “has consistently maintained that drone strikes are counter-productive, entail loss of innocent civilian lives and have human rights and humanitarian implications”, the statement said.

At least six suspected militants were killed and three others wounded in a US drone strike on a compound in Ghulam Khan Tehsil of North Waziristan near the Pak-Afghan border.

US drone missiles have targeted areas near the Afghan border, including inside the North Waziristan tribal region, the main stronghold for various militant groups, some of which are said to be aligned with Al Qaeda and the Taliban since 2004.

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Saad(DXB) Sep 06, 2013 01:37pm

Yeah keep condemning.. Who cares??

Mohibullah Khan Sep 06, 2013 01:37pm

FO don't know even the names of the terrorists killed but denounces the drone strikes. This is nothing but encouraging the terrorists. Common people support drone strikes and elimination of terrorists.

Khawar T khyam Sep 06, 2013 03:19pm

What else they can do?.

Saad(DXB) Sep 06, 2013 05:51pm

Another attack, another denouncement.. Why do Pakistani Newspapers even bother with such news any more?

Atta Sep 06, 2013 06:14pm

What do you mean by violation of Pakistan

Iqbal Khan Sep 06, 2013 07:32pm

On one side Prime Minister wants to fight terrorism on the other hand denounce the drone attack which killed a terrorist. I am very confused.

mian waheed Sep 06, 2013 07:33pm

Denouncing drone strikes on militant terrorists in lawless areas mean siding with the terrorist. Does Pakistan understand it?

Ron Sep 06, 2013 07:41pm

I understand that a senior terrorist was killed, hence the strong condemnation from Pakistan.

Pakistan seems to be 'more' upset every time it loses one of its worst. Go figure.

Prapur Sep 06, 2013 10:14pm

Does Pakistan has any choice? Keep on denouncing on one hand & get killed by USA as leaders have agreed in the back door. The money is paid in US $ by USA, the Pakistan has no choice. If Pakistan takes care its terrorism problem against self & world USA will be out of picture until then just live with it.

Ahmed Sep 07, 2013 01:11am

Why doesnt anyone in Pakistan ask: What didnt our own forces kill or capture the criminals that the US drones just killed?

ayesha shaikh Sep 07, 2013 04:54am

Nawaz Sharif what are you doing? Imran Khan? You are no different than Zardari or Musharraf, in fact worse!

Israr Sep 08, 2013 01:18pm

Dear FO,

Why you are wasting your precious time to condem this act,no body cares what you are talking about even you don't dare to strike them we are feeling shame as Pakistanis because of coward act by our Govt.If you want to support Drones support it infront of curtain & let your people support you OR kill that drones if they are killing innocent people,Double game not accepted by any Paki.its disgracefull,shameful,useless act feeling sorry.

M.Israr Qureshi