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5 killed in U.S. drone strike on Pak-Afghan border

5 killed in U.S. drone strike on Pak-Afghan border

At least four personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were martyred and two others injured when a landmine went off in Kurram Agency on Sunday, ARY News reported.

Foreign Minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif said on Geo Tv that at a time when a new start for peace talks is being taken, the US should not make any drone strike in either Afghanistan or Pakistan.

The strike came a day after roadside bombs killed four security troops engaged in a search operation for militants in Kurram.

Officials said the strike took place in remote Ghuz Ghari village in Kurram agency, close to the Afghan border where at least five fighters from the Afghan Taliban had gathered.

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They said two personnel died on the spot while two others succumbed to their injuries during treatment in a hospital.

The martyrs include Captain Husnain, Sepoi Saeed Baz, Sepoi Qadir and Sepoi Jumma Gul While Naik Anwar, Sepoi Zahir and Lance Naik Sher Afzal were injured in the incident.

Also in March, a suspected United States drone strike killed two Afghan Taliban militants in a village near the Afghan border.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed condolences with families of the martyrs of the blast in Kurram Agency.