Spate of Drone Strikes Pounds Pakistan

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Spate of Drone Strikes Pounds Pakistan

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(photograph: SS Mirza/AFP/Getty)

A series of U.S. drone strikes pummeled Pakistan this weekend. Corporate media reports say the dead were "local Taliban and fighters" or "suspected militants."

On Sunday, two separate drone attacks hit the North Waziristan are of the country. The first hit two vehicles, killing at least seven. The second targeted a home, killing at least three.

Sunday's attacks follow another drone strike in the southern province of Punjab on Saturday that killed at least 6.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, "Pakistan has consistently maintained that these attacks are a violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and are in contravention of international law."

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