Pakistan’s Sharif condemns US drone strike on Taliban

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Pakistan’s incoming Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has condemned a suspected US drone strike which killed the Taliban’s second-in-command.

Waliur Rehman reportedly died when a missile hit a house in the North Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday.

Mr Sharif, whose Pakistan Muslim League-N won this month’s parliamentary election, expressed “serious concern and deep disappointment” at the strike.

Earlier, US Secretary of State John Kerry defended US drone attacks.

He said they were legal because the country was at war with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, adding: “Those strikes have saved lives”._67918185_018139354-1

2013-06-01

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