Torkham border reopened after successful Pak-Afghan military talks

Torkham border reopened after successful Pak-Afghan military talks

This is the first drone attack since US President Donald Trump announced his new Afghan policy and also criticised Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists.

The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained, the FC officials said.

A suspected USA drone strike struck a compound in a northwestern tribal region along the Afghan border on Friday, killing three suspected militants and wounding two others, an army officer and two security officials said.

"The drone fired two missiles on the house used by the Haqqani network in Kurram Agency, a semi-autonomous tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the agency's Senior Administrator, " Baseer Wazir, said.

A spokesman for the US-led global force in Kabul had no immediate information on the report but said he would look into it.

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The US is believed to have ordered at least two other drone attacks this year.

A Taliban commander confirmed that Mohib was part of the Afghan Taliban. "It was not clear how those religious leaders are different from the Afghan Taliban", the Dawn said.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said that the country has been able to defend its national interest against Pakistan after four decades.

During the last high-profile attack in May 2016, a United States drone strike killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan.

Drone strikes are highly unpopular among the Pakistani public as they kill militants and common people including women and kids without discrimination.

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