Pakistan drone missile strike kills five
on 10/10/2012 10:02:20
Four missiles struck a house near Mir Ali town in North Waziristan, the Pakistani officials said.
The area is home to several al Qaida-linked and other militant groups.
The US says one of the area's groups - the Haqqani network, which focuses on attacks against US troops and Nato allies - is among the biggest threats to peace in Afghanistan.
Washington relies on the drone strikes in the absence of a Pakistani military operation in the region.
Pakistani residents view the drone programme as an affront to their sovereignty.