Officials in Pakistan are requesting an official explanation from the U.S. embassy about an alleged drone strike in the country that killed several people.
The attack occurred on Friday night in a tribal area of Pakistan, according to The Washington Post, less than two weeks after a U.S. military strike against Wali ur-Rehman, second in command of the Pakistani Taliban, The identities of those killed have not yet been revealed.
The U.S. Embassy’s charge d’affaires, Richard E. Hoagland had been requested to meet with Pakistan’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Tariq Fatemi, the ministry said.
Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister warned American officials about continuing with the drone program on Wednesday, according to the Post. Nawaz Sharif said that it threatened the country’s sovereignty, but also emphasized maintaining a working relationship with the United States.