24 August 2012 Last updated at 10:17 GMT
A US drone attack has killed at least 16 suspected militants in Pakistan’s north-western tribal area, Pakistani security officials have said.
Three compounds believed to be militant hideouts in North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan, were targeted.
The US believes the attacks are vital to combat militants who operate in the border region.
The attacks came a day after Pakistan’s foreign ministry summoned a senior US diplomat in protest at such strikes.