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Drone attack in northeast Jordan kills three US soldiers, injures 34

09:32 AM | 29 Jan, 2024
Drone attack in northeast Jordan kills three US soldiers, injures 34
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AMMAN – Three American soldiers were killed and more than two dozen were wounded in a drone strike in northeastern Jordan near the Syrian border amid growing unrest in the Middle East.

Washington confirmed the casualties of its troops and blamed an Iran-backed force for the deadly attack, in what is said to be first US army fatalities from hostile fire amid Gaza war.

Reports in international media quoting armed forces members said the attack occured at a remote logistics outpost in Jordan, a border region of Syria, Iraq and Jordan. 

US government reacted strongly to the deaths of its troops and said officials are thoroughly looking into the facts of this attack and linked it with Iran-supported groups operating in Middle East.

Washington has not shared details about which country the attack was launched from but cleared air that it will not tolerate such attacks on American forces.

A group named Islamic Resistance in Iraq has claimed responsibility for attacks on three bases, including one on the Jordan-Syria border. 

It is the first time US forces experienced troop fatalities in the Middle East since the start of Israel's war on Gaza. Tensions are escalating in the region, with ongoing conflicts in Gaza, Yemen, and cross-border exchanges between Israel and Hezbollah.

Iran-backed groups linked their attacks on US armed force bases to Washington's support for Tel Aviv and aim to push them out of the region. The situation raises concerns about a potential regional war, and US is expected to respond forcefully to protect its forces and allies.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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