MIRANSHAH (Agencies) - Hundreds of armed tribesmen on Monday gathered in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, to protest against the strikes, shouting Death to America and Stop drone attacks. The drone attacks are targeting innocent people, innocent women and children, local tribal elder Malik Shahzada told the gathering. We will protest in Peshawar and will stage a sit-in in Islamabad if government did not take steps to stop it, he added. About 1,500 tribesmen gathered in Miranshah. They threatened to take up arms against the Pakistan army if they continued. We know this is happening under a secret deal with Pakistan. The soldiers based in Miranshah and elsewhere in North Waziristan are American agents, a cleric, Mohammad Alam, told a rally in Miranshah. If these drones strikes continue, we want to send a message from this stage that nobody will hesitate to fight these soldiers.