Five Pakistanis killed in Afghan Nato air strike

About 30 people were killed and several others injured when Nato planes attacked a suspected convoy of drug smugglers


Mohammad Zafar July 18, 2016
About 30 people were killed and several others injured when Nato planes attacked a suspected convoy of drug smugglers. PHOTO: REUTERS

QUETTA: At least five Pakistanis were among those killed in a Nato air strike on a suspected convoy of drug smugglers in Afghanistan.

According to reports, Nato planes attacked the convoy late Friday night in Bund Taimur, Afghanistan, overlooking the famous Girdi Jungle once known as the hub of heroin trade in the region. As a result of the attack, 30 people were killed and several others injured.

Pakistan denounces US strike believed to have killed Afghan Taliban chief: FO

Most of the bodies were recovered from the bombing site where a number vehicles destroyed by the air strike were also found, locals and relatives of the deceased said.

The locals further confirmed that five of those killed in the attack, belonged to Chagai District. Most of the people killed were allegedly involved in narcotics business, mainly transporting heroin to Pakistan and Iran from Afghanistan.

With fewer US troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes

Some of the deceased were identified as Pir Mohammad, Mohammad Essa, Mazar Khan, Qadir, Kamal, Bakht Mohammad, Hassan, Lalu, Dildar, Abdul Wahid and Bakhtiyar. Bodies of most of the victims were charredbyeond recognition.

There has been no word about the air strike from the Afghan government or the Nato command in Kabul.

COMMENTS (2)

mastishhk | 5 years ago | Reply Isn't Pakistan going to observe another blackday or move UN against US ??
khadar basha | 5 years ago | Reply Thanks for killing Pakistani drug traffickers. Our sovereignty is intact.
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read