Suspected US drone strike kills three ‘terrorists’ near Pak-Afghan border

  • US had in May 2016 killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Balochistan.
Pakistan

PESHAWAR – Three suspected terrorists were killed while another sustained injuries in a drone strike believed to be carried out by US in Kurram Agency on Friday.


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Confirming the drone strike, security officials said two missiles were fired near the Pak-Afghan border from an unmanned aerial vehicle, killing three suspects and injuring another.

Baseer Khan Wazir, the most senior administrator in Kurram detailed the strike by being more brief.

“Two missiles were dropped on the home of maulvi Mohib and three people have been killed,” Wazir said.

The US is not conducting drone attacks inside Pakistan frequently over the past few years. In its last high-profile attack inside the country, the United States had in May 2016 killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Balochistan.

In June, a drone strike had killed a commander of the deadly Haqqani network in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district.

Haqqani network leader Abubakar and his partner were killed when a drone fired two missiles at his house in Speen Tal area of Hangu.

In April, a suspected US drone strike had killed several Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border.