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At least three people killed in U.S. drone attack on northwest Pakistan

At least three people killed in U.S. drone attack on northwest Pakistan

The drone strikes, carried out by U.S. spy planes, targeted the house belonging to Afghan refugees, the report said.

Pakistan northwestern tribal areas lie on the border with war stricken Afghanistan.

Pakistani officials say a suspected US drone attack on a house near the Afghan border has killed two militants from the extremist Haqqani network.

"Such unilateral actions, as that of today, are detrimental to the spirit of cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism", the ministry noted.

The drone attack reported on Wednesday targeted the house in the village of Dapa Mamozai in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Reuters quoted a police officer and an intelligence official as saying.

According to sources, two missiles were fired from a drone at a house in Speen Thall area - on the confluence of borders between Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Orakzai - as a result of which two suspected militants of the Haqqani network were killed.

Sources in Orakzai Agency said the strike targeted a Haqqani Network hideout. Haqqani Network commander Nasir Mehmood alias Ihsanullah Khurya and two others were killed, news reports said.

"Pakistan has continued to emphasise to the USA the importance of sharing actionable intelligence so that appropriate action is taken against terrorists by our forces within our territory", said the statement from the Foreign Office.

Relations between Washington and Islamabad have frayed over the past weeks, with the United States accusing Pakistan of providing safe havens for militants. The US this month also suspended military assistance worth about $ 2 billion. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, a Pakistani military spokesman.

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