Dec 16 drone strike in Afghanistan killed four TTP militants: Afghan official

Published: December 17, 2014
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KABUL: A US drone strike on Wednesday killed at least four Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants in eastern Afghanistan, Express News reported.

Seven other insurgents were also killed, an Afghan district official said, according to Reuters.

Mahlem Mashuq, the governor of Sherzad district in Nangarhar province, said the drone’s missiles hit a pickup truck killing all 11 occupants on Tuesday afternoon, as members of the TTP were staging a siege on a school in Peshawar near the Afghan border.

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  • Umar
    Dec 17, 2014 - 12:29PM

    and then the taliban apologists say that US is our enemy. I suppose these apologists should also be droned.

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  • Observer
    Dec 17, 2014 - 1:31PM

    In fact, the US has tolerated TTP presence in Afghanistan… intelligence is a dirty game… you support movements when it supports you, and then turn on them when grand strategy dictates. This particular drone strike was a good one.

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  • You got bad memory
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:16PM

    @Observer:
    It is a US drone that killed Baitullah. When a US drone killed Hakeemullah, it was Ch. Nissar and Imran Khan who were furious. The head of JI called Hakeemullah a shahid.

    After years of requesting Pakistan not to ive safe haven to Haqqanis and Quetta Shura who were killing US soldiers, IS is naturally not very inclined to o after Fazlullah at Pakistan’s request. How does it feel when you get a taste of your own medicine and another country shelters someone that is killing innocent civilians in your country?

    Incidentally unlike Dawood who is protected by ISI, no one has said that Afghan inellgence agency is protecting Fazlullah

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  • salman
    Dec 17, 2014 - 10:02PM

    Not enough, US and Afghan forces should do more

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