A pair of US missiles yesterday killed five militants in a Pakistani border community, according to a local intelligence official. Some were foreigners living in a village in North Waziristan, an al-Qaeda and Taliban stronghold, the official said. US drones had been circulating for hours and delivered the missiles after tribesmen fired shots, Reuters reports. The attack is the second in a week. Recent US strikes have been strongly condemned by Pakistan.
“Such strikes will fuel anti-American sentiments which will neither be beneficial for us nor for the United States,” said a foreign ministry spokesman.