A US drone strike killed at least five suspected militants near the Afghan border in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, intelligence officials said, amid a rise in such attacks since after the military announced an anti-Taliban offensive.
Pakistan on Friday said it has conveyed to the US its "deep concerns" over a rare drone strike outside the country`s tribal areas that killed at least six persons and demanded the halting of such attacks.
At least two persons were killed on Sunday when a US drone targeted a suspected militant`s compound in tribal region close to Afghan border in northwest Pakistan, the first strike in the month of Ramadan.
Pakistan demanded an immediate end to the US drone strikes Wednesday while lodging its protest against the Tuesday strikes in the mountanious region of North Waziristan agency that killed 18 people, Geo News reported.
Pakistan strongly condemned the US drone attack in North Waziristan tribal region which killed four people a day ago, while urging Washington to "stop such attacks based on mutual respect and established international norms".