US drone strike kills six Islamic State militants near Pak-Afghan border

Published: October 23, 2015
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PHOTO: AFP

LANDIKOTAL: A US drone strike killed on Friday six Islamic State militants and injured three others on the Afghan side of the border, an intelligence official said.

“Six suspected militants were killed in Nazyan area of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province while three others were injured,” an intelligence official said.

Pakistan’s indigenous armed drone conducts first night-time strike

According to initial reports, the dead as well as the injured belonged to the militant group Islamic State (IS).

There have been several drone strikes near the Pak-Afghan border in the past with recent targets being IS hideouts. However, sources said, identities of the accused have not been determined as yet.

Earlier on Thursday, several terrorists were killed in South Waziristan in the first night-time strike by Pakistan’s first indigenous armed drone, ‘Burraq’, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

22 terrorists killed in Shawal air strikes: ISPR

It was Buraaq’s first airstrike in the dark hours and took place with pinpoint accuracy, a source told The Express Tribune.

The development took place after airstrikes by fighter jets killed 21 militants near the Pak-Afghan border, said an ISPR press release.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Siraj Ahmed
    Oct 23, 2015 - 4:57PM

    Another drone attack by America but no protests this time?Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Oct 23, 2015 - 5:49PM

    So the Islamic State is here. It is the women who should be really worried. Pakistani women were relatively free to do things that the Arab sisters couldn’t. Now that might change.Recommend

  • Solomon2
    Oct 23, 2015 - 7:00PM

    How do we know it was a U.S. drone strike rather than a drone belonging to somebody else? The U.S. hasn’t confirmed this, yet Pakistani sources seem to know all the details about these “suspected militants”. Recommend

  • Stranger
    Oct 23, 2015 - 7:08PM

    The DRONE – national bird of Pak. Recommend

  • jahan
    Oct 23, 2015 - 8:29PM

    If the drone attack is done by America we can’t trust them if they actually killed the Militants, look at Russia’s involvement barely 1 month and it nearly destroyed 40% of ISIS weapons and its been 2 years and still with so much air strikes from the US-NATO it looked more like as if they grew in number.Recommend

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