PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – As many as nine suspected terrorists have been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, near the Pak-Afghan border, Local media reported on Tuesday.

According to Afghan security sources, the drone strike targeted terrorist hideouts and killed seven militant commanders of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and two other terrorists.

Several people were also injured whereas the identity could not be ascertained till this time.

Reportedly, the driver of Mangal Bagh, the leader of Lashkar-e-Islam was also killed in the attack.

A day earlier on Monday, Pakistan military spokesman, Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said that security forces regained complete control of Darra-e-Mastoul area in Khyber tribal region, used by militants to cross into Afghanistan and back.

Bajwa said security forces achieved major targets in Sunday’s air raids in areas of Khyber Agency and Pak-Afghan border as part of the ongoing operation Khyber-1.

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