US drone strikes in Pakistan kill 13 in flurry of weekend attacks: Several deadly strikes executed as Pakistanis celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan with the festival of Eid al-Fitr

US drone strikes in Pakistan kill 13 in flurry of weekend attacks

Several deadly strikes executed as Pakistanis celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan with the festival of Eid al-Fitr

A Pakistani protest against US drone strikes. The latest two attacks have killed 12 people

A Pakistani protest against US drone strikes. Attacks this past weekend killed 13. Photograph: SS Mirza/AFP/Getty

A flurry of US drone attacks pounded northern Pakistan over the weekend, killing 13 people in three separate attacks, officials and witnesses said on Sunday.

The attacks came as Pakistanis celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan with the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

A drone killed five people and injured two in North Waziristan early on Sunday morning, an intelligence official said.

He said the death toll was based on intercepted conversations between the militants.

Later on Sunday, another drone attack killed two people and injured two others near the site of the previous attack, said two intelligence officials.

On Saturday, a drone attack killed six people and injured two.

The dead were local Taliban and fighters from the southern province of Punjab, said security officials and a tribal source.

Drone strikes are controversial in Pakistan, where many politicians condemn them as a violation of sovereignty.

But the United States sees them as a key tool in the fight against terrorism.

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