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Pak lodges protest with US over airstrike leaving 18 dead

[b]Pak lodges protest with US over airstrike leaving 18 dead[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 16 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan has condemned a deadly American air strike on Damadola village in the northwestern tribal region that left 18 people dead, calling the American Ambassador to the foreign office to register protest over the incident with the US government.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry condemned the loss of civilian lives and said it had delivered an official protest to the American ambassador in Islamabad.

"Our armed forces have undertaken large-scale operations against the foreign militants, and it remains our responsibility to protect our people and territory from outside intrusion," the ministry said.

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