KV Correspondent

US drone targeting Pakistani Taliban kills 21 in Afghanistan

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Dera Ismail Khan: Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban Thursday said that two missiles fired from a US drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban.

The officials said the strike took place on Wednesday and targeted a compound frequented by Mullah Fazlullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban who is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan.

They said Fazlullah was apparently not there but his son was killed.

The officials said the strike occurred in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, miles away from Pakistani border.

Three Pakistani Taliban commanders also confirmed the strike and militant casualties.

Pakistani officials and the Taliban commanders spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to speak to reporters. The US made no comment on the strike. (AFP)

KV Correspondent

Kashmir Correspondent cover all daily updates for the newspaper

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *