25 May 2012

US drone strike kills 10

2:23 pm on 25 May 2012

A United States drone strike on suspected Islamist militants in northwest Pakistan has killed 10 people, according to intelligence officials.

The attack is likely to raise tensions in Pakistan's stand-off with Washington over NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.

The pilotless drone aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in a village in North Waziristan.

Attacks by unmanned drone aircraft, which U.S. officials say are highly effective against militants, fuel anti-American sentiment in Pakistan because they are seen as violations of sovereignty that inflict civilian casualties.