US Drone Strike Kills 3 Suspected Terrorists in Pakistan

Jerome Frank
September 17, 2017

If confirmed, it would be the first US drone strike inside Pakistan since US President Donald Trump outlined a new Afghanistan strategy and pushed Islamabad to take greater action against the Haqqani network.

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.

A USA drone attack today killed at least three Taliban militants, including a commander, in Pakistan's unruly tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said.

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

Three people were killed and 12 wounded in Wednesday's blast outside the Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground where a Shpageeza Cricket League match being played between Boost Defenders and MIS Ainak Knights at the time was on a scheduled break and continued without delay.

Pakistan's relations with Afghanistan have not been smooth ever since Pakistan had accused Afghanist of the string of bombings in the country that resulted in more than 130 deaths in the month of Feburary, earlier this year.

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USA drone strikes in Pakistan have become rare in the past few years.

United States drone attacks inside Pakistan started in 2004.

The Taliban factions have said they would fight for Pakistan like they had rendered sacrifices for their own country [Afghanistan].

In his policy speech, Trump singled out Pakistan for providing a safe haven for terrorist groups.

He said these countries have an enormous stake in the stability and relative security of Afghanistan.

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