12 ‘suspected’ militants killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan

12 ‘suspected’ militants killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan

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PESHAWAR: At least 12 suspected militants have been reported killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan’s Paktia province on Friday. As per media reports, a suspected United States (US) drone fired six missiles, killing 12 ‘militants’ and injuring several others.

This is the third drone strike in Paktia this week.

Earlier on Thursday, a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s Paktia province near the Pak-Afghan border killed at least four suspected militants on Thursday.

On Monday, at least 20 people were believed killed and 10 injured in a drone attack near the same area. Six missile strikes were reported to have been carried out.

On Tuesday, two drone strikes occurred; first one in the Khanachi area of Paktia and killed five people and injured one and another one in the Ghuzdari area of Paktia province which killed at least six people and injured one other.

The strikes targeted hideouts of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamat-ul-Ahrar and the Haqqani Network and a total of 10 missiles were fired.

 

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