At least four people have been killed in a US assassination drone strike in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region.

The US drone hit Dargah Mandi village in North Waziristan, located about 10 kilometers (six miles) west of Miranshah, on Wednesday.

According to Pakistani officials, the drone fired two missiles, targeting a vehicle and a house.

The drone strike on Wednesday comes despite the Pakistani government’s repeated calls on Washington to end the drone attacks.

Washington claims its drone strikes target militants, although casualty figures clearly indicate that Pakistani civilians are the main victims of the non-UN-sanctioned attacks.

The slaughter of Pakistani civilians, including women and children as a result of US drone strikes has strained ties between Islamabad and Washington, and Pakistani officials have complained to the US administration on numerous occasion.

United Nations and several human rights organizations have identified the US as the world’s number one user of “targeted killings,” largely due to its drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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