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APS mastermind Umar Mansoor killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan: sources

KABUL: A US drone strike in Afghanistan has resulted in the death of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commandar Umar Mansoor, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The drone strike targeting militants in Paktia province of Afghanistan killed at least 35 people on Tuesday. Reports within Afghan media suggest that the TTP chief Umar Mansoor was killed in the attack. Umar Mansoor had claimed responsibility for the December 16, 2014 Army Public School (APS) massacre and Bacha Khan University attack in Pakistan. Usman Mansoor…

Three killed in US drone strike near Pak-Afghan border

KURRAM AGENCY: A US drone killed three suspected militants in an attack on a compound in Kurram Agency on Friday, officials said. Officials said the strike took place in remote Ghuz Ghari village in Kurram agency, close to the Afghan border where at least five fighters from the Afghan Taliban had gathered. "The US drone fired two missiles, at least three fighters from the Afghan Taliban have been killed and two wounded," a senior government official in Kurram told AFP. The identities of those killed and wounded…

Two suspected terrorists killed by drone strike in Hangu

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed at least two suspected terrorists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Hangu district, security sources told ARY News on Tuesday. Sources say that one of the terrorists is a top militant commander and died in an overnight strike in the Speen Tal area of the Hangu district. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan condemned the US strike and said that it violates Pakistan's sovereignty with impunity and is also against all international laws. US drone strike on Hangu in KP violates Pak's…

China says discussing return of undersea drone with US military

BEIJING: The Chinese and US militaries are having "unimpeded" talks about the return of US underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea last week, China's foreign ministry said on Monday. The drone, known as an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), was taken on Thursday in waters off the coast of the Philippines, the first seizure of its kind in recent memory. The Pentagon went public with its complaint about the incident and said on Saturday it had secured a deal to get the drone back. China's…

Haqqani commander among dead in US drone strike

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in Nargas village of Birmil area, some 30 kilometres west of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, including an important commander of the feared Haqqani network, security officials said.