Pakistan

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 remained unclear.

Two other mid-level government officials confirmed the strike and casualties and told AFP that the compound was completely destroyed in the attack.

 

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