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Six Frontier Constabulary personnel injured in twin blasts at Torkham

Six Frontier Constabulary personnel injured in twin blasts at Torkham

Posted: Sep. 15, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep.

An American drone attack in a remote northwestern border region of Pakistan has killed at least three suspected militants and injured another, said tribal and local security sources.

If confirmed, it would be the first us drone strike on Pakistan since President Donald Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan last month. "Two missiles were dropped on the home of Maulvi Mohibullah and three people have been killed", Baseer Khan Wazir, the senior most administrator in Kurram, was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.

United States officials have urged the neighboring Pakistani government to crack down on Haqqani militants operating in Pakistan. The Trump administration in August infuriated Pakistan when it accused Islamabad of providing extremists safe haven and threatened to withhold military aid.

A hardline religious scholar from Pakistan has said that the Afghan Taliban would support Pakistan against any kind of foreign aggression, Pakistani media reported on Thursday.

Pakistani leaders rejected the charges as an attempt to "scapegoat" their country for "failures" of US -led efforts to secure and stabilize Afghanistan. After the incident, the Torkham Gate was closed for all kinds of traffic.

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He has asked Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal to appreciate the Afghan Taliban's announcement.

According to another report, security forces recovered explosives and hand grenades in Kohat Friday, which were defused later.

The US-led worldwide forces in Afghanistan had no immediate information on the strike.

USA drone attacks inside Pakistan have become rare over the past few years.

Pakistan considers the drone strike a violation of sovereignty, while the USA accuses Pakistan of providing safe havens for militants.


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