09 Mar '18, 5am

US drone targeting Pakistani Taliban kills 21 in Afghanistan

Flashpoints US drone targeting Pakistani Taliban kills 21 in Afghanistan By: Istiaq Mahsud, The Associated Press   8 hours ago An MQ- Reaper remotely piloted aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 25, 2015. Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, said Pakistani intelligence officials and Taliban commanders. (Senior Airman Cory D. Payne/Air Force) DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban, two Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban commanders said Thursday. The strike, which the officials said took place on Wednesday, targeted a compound frequented by Mullah Fazlullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban w...

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