Six militants killed in US drone strike near Pakistan, Afghanistan border

Published: July 26, 2015
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Six suspected militants were killed on Sunday in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan.

The drone reportedly fired missiles on a vehicle carrying suspected militants in Chaknawr near Nalpura.

“The militants belonged to Mohmand Agency,” a source said.

Read: Former TTP leader Shahidullah Shahid killed in US drone strike

Earlier this month, former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Shahidullah Shahid was killed in a US drone strike in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.

One of the most-recognisable faces in the ranks of the banned TTP, Shahid had declared allegiance to the Islamic State, also known by its Arabic acronym Da’ish, with several top leaders last year. He was appointed the spokesman for Da’ish Khorasan region, which includes Pakistan and Afghanistan.

No one tracks drone strikes in Afghanistan – many of them take place in remote regions and are not reported – but Taliban commanders say that fighters there are being increasingly targeted since late last year.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Yasir Khoro
    Jul 26, 2015 - 4:04PM

    Thank you USA. Keep up the good work. Recommend

  • Jul 26, 2015 - 4:15PM

    I thought the Pakistan Military has done a successful operation, why then do we still need drones?

    @yasir: How do you know the killed were terrorists or militants? There have been several reports that US doesnt even know who they kill in drone strikes, many a times innocents have also been killedRecommend

  • Raul
    Jul 26, 2015 - 4:45PM

    @Technology News:
    The drone attack took place on the Afghan side of the border. Recommend

  • Gp65
    Jul 27, 2015 - 1:39AM

    @Technology News:
    Please note that drones are based on human intelligence anducj more accurate than the carpet bombing being carried by Pakistani militaryRecommend

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