Suspected US drone strike targets Pakistani militants, Official says

Pakistan: Three militants killed by a suspected drone strike

Three killed In Suicide Blast Near Kabul

At least three people were killed and two others injured when USA pilotless aircraft fired missiles along Pakistan Afghanistan border, local Urdu media reported on Friday.

"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.

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.

The US-led worldwide forces in Afghanistan had no immediate information on the strike.

Asmat is a believed to be a relative of Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, who served as ambassador to Pakistan during the Taliban's rule. "This is just a propaganda of the Western media".

In April, a suspected USA drone strike had killed several Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border.

The US president unveiled his administration's new strategy in Afghanistan last month.

They also vowed that the Afghan Taliban would continue their jihad in Afghanistan and would struggle for the implementation of Islamic system in their country, the report said. Islamabad, however, denies there are any militants on its side.

Later, the report added, they sent a written statement to Maulana Haq, extending full support to Pakistan in case of an attack by the USA or India.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, however, told Reuters on Monday that such a move would be counterproductive.

In his August 21 policy speech, President Trump accused Pakistan of harboring Haqqanis and Taliban insurgents, warning he would "no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe haven for terrorist organizations".

The United States, under the presidency of Republican George W. Bush, and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington's so-called war on terror.

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