ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office said on Wednesday that Pakistan condemns the US drone strike that took place in the Dattakhel tehsil of the North Waziristan tribal region earlier in the day, killing at least 10 persons.
“Pakistan regards such strikes as a violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said in a statement.
Pakistan condemns US drone strike in Datta Khel today. This is yet another violation of our sovereignty and territorial integrity.
— SpokespersonMOFA (@PakSpokesperson) September 24, 2014
The statement said that the government of Pakistan also believes that with the decisive action being taken against terrorist elements in North Waziristan, there is no need for such strikes. We, therefore, urge for a cessation of such strikes, it added.
Earlier in the day, a US drone strike was carried out in the Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan that left at least 10 persons dead and several others injured.
The US drone fired four missiles on a compound and a vehicle in the Alwara Mandi area of Dattakhel, destroying them completely.