PESHAWAR: At least six people were killed and several others sustained serious injuries in yet another drone strike in North Waziristan Agency on Sunday, local sources and officials said.
The strike took place at Palka, a place in Razmak Tehsil on the border of North and South Waziristan Agencies.
Sources at Razmak said a US drone hit a house at Palka killing six people present inside the house. \\\"Two compounds were targeted and four missiles fired all hit the target\\\" the sources added.
Some of the officials were also of the opinion that the attack was made inside the boundaries of Tehsil Makeen in South Waziristan Agency but it was however not conformed by the local residents of the area who were of the views that the strike hit Palka area of North Waziristan which is contiguous to the Makeen Area of South Waziristan Agency.
It was the third drone strike during the month which killed more than 15 people in all the three attacks.
The recent attack was conducted at a time when the world was celebrating International Peace Day but the US and allied forces did not hesitate to even respect for the sovereignty and integrity of Pakistani soil on this day.
On the other hand Pakistani premier Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has left for America on his official visit on Sunday.
Pakistan condemns US drone strike in South Waziristan : The Government of Pakistan has strongly condemned the US drone strike that took place in South Waziristan Sunday. The Foreign Office Spokesman in a statement said these unilateral strikes are a violation of Pakistan\\\'s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Pakistan has repeatedly emphasized the importance of bringing an immediate end to drone strikes.
The Government has consistently maintained that drone strikes are counter-productive� entail loss of innocent civilian lives and have human rights and humanitarian implications. Such strikes also set dangerous precedents in the inter-state relations.
The Spokesman said these drone strikes have a negative impact on the mutual desire of both countries to forge a cordial and cooperative relationship and to ensure peace and stability in the region.
Earlier� seven persons were killed in a US drone attack in Push Ziarat area of Shawal Tehsil in South Waziristan. The drone fired four missiles at two houses in the area.