QUETTA: Pakistani officials on Sunday registered a case against American officials for the US drone strike that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in Noushki area of Balochistan earlier this month.

The FIR, however, does not mention any US officials by name.

The FIR was lodged at the Levies police station in Mal Noshki area of Balochistan, some 30 kilometers from the site of the drone attack , on behalf of Mohammad Qasim, a brother of driver Mohammad Azam who was allegedly bringing the militant commander in his taxi fromIran to Pakistan.

Driver Mohammad Azam also perished in the missile attack.

The complainant has sought legal action against US officials, who he said claimed responsibility for the attack through the media.

The FIR has been lodged on different counts including murder, terrorism and laws that deal with explosives.

Muhammad Qasim complained that he was informed on May 21 at 3:00 pm that the vehicle was blown up in an explosion that killed his brother and passenger Wali Muhammad, a false identity assumed by Mansour.

The May 21 strike targeting Mansour was perhaps the most high-profile US incursion into Pakistan since the 2011 raid to kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, sparking a protest by Islamabad that its sovereignty had been violated.

On Wednesday, the Afghan Taliban confirmed Mansour’s death in the US drone strike, and named one of the slain Taliban leader's deputies to succeed him as chief of the militant group.