PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Thu, May 24) – At least 10 alleged militants were killed on Thursday in yet another U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
|U.S. drone attack killed at least 10 on Thursday after Dr Shakil Afridi sentenced 30-year jail term|
An unmanned spy aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in a village near N Waziristan, a day after a similar attack killed four suspected militants in the same region.
Washington has been pressurizing Islamabad to ‘Do More’ to break Haqqani militant network in North Waziristan; but in the wake of weakening ties between two, once the biggest, allies against war on terror it looks more unlikely than ever.
The relations between Pakistan and U.S. hit the lowest after Pakistan closed NATO supply routes following an aggression by NATO forces on Pakistani military post on Afghan border in last November that killed 24 Pakistani troops.
Although the U.S. has been urging Pakistan to revive NATO supply routes for Afghanistan; but there’s no improvement even after Pakistan was formally invited to NATO summit in Chicago last week.
U.S. aggravations with Pakistan intensified on Wednesday after Pakistani authorities sentenced a doctor, named as Shakil Afridi, charged of assisting the American CIA in locating former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to 33 years in jail on charges of betrayal.
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