Three civilians, including two children, have been killed by a US drone attack on a border area of Pakistan’s Punjab province, officials said.
The US military said on Tuesday that it was carrying out two strikes in the Waziristan region of the border region on Tuesday.
The military said the attack killed two Taliban militants, but did not give details.
“These two strikes were conducted against Taliban fighters, who are responsible for a number of deadly attacks in the region, including attacks on US troops,” the US Central Command said in a statement.
It added that the Taliban had “already abandoned” their positions.
The drone strike on the Waza-I-Aza border area came days after US President Donald Trump said Pakistan was harbouring the Taliban, who he said had joined the Afghan war on behalf of the US.
The two countries have clashed over disputed territory, with Islamabad accusing Washington of supporting and supporting militants fighting against the Pakistani government.
The Pakistani military has repeatedly denied the accusation.
The United States has been conducting air strikes against Taliban militants in Pakistan since 2015.
The strikes have killed more than 2,000 people and injured thousands more.