US assassination drone kills 5, injures 7 in northwestern Pakistan


At least five people have been killed and seven others injured in an attack by a US assassination drone in northwestern Pakistan’s tribal region, Press TV reports.

The drone strike took place in South Waziristan’s Babarghar area early Wednesday.

Local officials say the US drones fired two missiles at a house in South Waziristan. The house was completely destroyed in the attack.

The injured have reportedly been taken to local hospitals.

On April 14, four people were killed by a US terror drone in the Datta Khel area, located some 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Miranshah, in North Waziristan.

Pakistan’s tribal regions are attacked by US assassination drones almost regularly, with Washington claiming that militants are the targets. However, casualty figures clearly indicate that civilians are the main victims.

The killing of Pakistani civilians, including women and children, has strained the relation between Islamabad and Washington. The US assassination drone strikes have triggered massive protests in Pakistan.

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