U.S. drone kills three 'Afghan Taliban' in Kurram

U.S. drone kills three 'Afghan Taliban' in Kurram

They said that identity of those killed in the attack remained unclear. "Two missiles were dropped on the home of Maulvi Mohibullah and three people have been killed", Baseer Khan Wazir, the senior most administrator in Kurram, was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.

Afghan Taliban sources said the attack targeted Pakistan-based Haqqani militants who are allied to the Taliban militants in Afghanistan. According to sources, Maulana Asmatullah Zaeef was a commander of Afghan Taliban. "We don't differentiate the Haqqani network and Taliban".

The US-led global forces in Afghanistan had no immediate information on the strike.

"They're very strong in their own conditions, I was impressed by the ball-striking", said Delport's fellow South African Morne van Wyk."They're good timers of the ball, there's good cricket awareness and obviously a lot of skill with the bowling", he said."The talent's there, it's just a matter of learning and getting experience".

US officials rarely acknowledge drone strikes on Pakistani soil, but if it is confirmed, Friday's attack would be the first since President Donald Trump unveiled his strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia about a month ago.

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

The CIA-run drone operation resumed in Pakistan in March after a nine month unannounced break, but there have been no confirmed strikes since June 13, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism which tracks the USA global drone program.

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

Friday's drone strike came a day after Pakistani authorities ordered worldwide medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), to wind up its relief operations in Kurram.

Drone strikes are highly unpopular among the Pakistani public as they kill militants and common people including women and kids without discrimination. The Trump administration in August infuriated Pakistan when it accused Islamabad of providing extremists safe haven and threatened to withhold military aid. He offered few details.

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