15 Sep '17, 1pm

US drones strike jihadists in Pakistan

US drones strike jihadists in Pakistan

The US targeted jihadists based in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Agencies earlier today in the first recorded drone strike in the country since mid-June. The US is likely to step up strikes in Pakistan after President Trump accused Pakistan of harboring and supporting jihadist groups last month. The strike was confirmed by Baseer Khan Wazir, the senior government official for the Kurram agency, where today’s strike took place, Reuters reported . According to Wazir, two drones fired a pair of missiles at the home of Maulavi Mohib and killed three people. The exact target of today’s strike has not been disclosed. The US government has not commented on the operation, and jihadists based in Pakistan have not confirmed the death of any senior or mid-level operatives or leaders. Today’s airstrike is the first recorded since an attack on June 14, in which the US killed...

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