US drone strike kills Taliban deputy commander, 3 Haqqani network militants

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 09, 2018, 09:49 AM(IST)

Taliban fighters (file photo). Photograph:( Zee News Network )

A US drone strike has killed a deputy commander of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan along with three Haqqani network terrorists in in Afghanistan and North Waziristan of Pakistan.

The strike was carried out on Thursday in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas which killed TTP Deputy Commander Khan Said Sajna when two missiles were fired at a compound close to the Afghan border. 

Since US President Donald Trump has assumed office, there has been an increase in drone strikes inside Pakistan in the restive mountainous regions bordering Afghanistan. 

Earlier in January the United States  carried out its first drone strike of the year near border area of the Hangu district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, claiming to kill two  alleged Taliban commanders.

 

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