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Pakistan is critical of the drone tactic because, it says, civilians are often killed, fuelling support for militants.
Most missile strikes by drones have targeted foreign fighters in the Waziristan region over the past couple of years.
The BBC's Ilyas Khan in Islamabad says the strikes are now also targeting facilities run by local or Afghan Taleban in the lower Kurram region, from where attacks have been launched into the Khost and Paktia provinces of Afghanistan.
THE Shamsi airbase that is tucked away in remote Balochistan is located at a distance of 50 km from the Afghan border. Little known outside military circles, it is now commanding front page news due to the latest controversy surrounding US-led Predator attacks in Pakistan. This has resulted in a new twist in the debate about drone attacks, throwing the Pakistan government into disarray with many a strong denial being issued. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Chairwoman of the US National Intelligence Committee, revealed that the attacks were originating from within Pakistan
Pakistan, the U.S., and other NATO member countries have had a quiet, unwritten agreement for the past three to five years to allow the CIA to fly unmanned drones out of remote airstrips in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, a senior military official from a NATO country confirmed to CBS News on Thursday.
In the past week, speculation has mounted over the extent to which Pakistan was aware of such flights, amid evidence that at least some of the drones were being launched from airstrips in remote Pakistani regions.