US drone strikes kill 23 in Waziristan

A US drone fired multiple missiles killing 23 in less than 12 hours, at a compound in a tribal area of north and south Waziristan early Tuesday, security officials said.

The first missile strike killed 15 took place in shawal area of North Waziristan.

Another strike targeted a car left 8 people killed and several injured in Bermal area South Waziristan.

A local security official and intelligence officials confirmed the attack and the casualties.

The identities of the persons were not clear immediately clear.

The missile strikes are hugely unpopular among a Pakistani public deeply opposed to the government’s alliance with Washington and sensitive to perceived violations of sovereignty.