U.S. drone planes fired missiles into Pakistan's northwest region, killing twelve people on Wednesday, security officials said, the 12th such strike this month.
The raid, the third in less than 24 hours, was targeted in North Waziristan, killing people who U.S. claims suspects, ignoring devastating flood hit Asian nation.
A security official claimed those killed were "Punjabi Taliban" who were working closely with the Haqqani network, one of the strong Afghan factions fighting against U.S.-led foreign forces across the border.
The pre-dawn strike took place in Dargah Mandi, a village on the outskirts of North Waziristan's main town of Miranshah.
The Pakistani army has diverted more than 60,000 of its men for flood rescue and relief operations though the army says it had not redeployed any of the 140,000 soldiers holding attacks on tribal region under the U.S. pressure.
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (The Taliban Movement of Pakistan), who have unleashed attacks across Pakistan, last week threatened more strikes in response to U.S. drone attacks.