Torkham border opens for movement after 2-day closure

Pakistan: Three militants killed by a suspected drone strike

Posted: Sep. 15, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep.

Kurram Agency: A USA drone killed three suspected militants in an attack on a compound in Kurram Agency on Friday, officials said, in the first strike since President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on Pakistan.

The attack happened in Pakistani territory, six kilometers away from the border, in the semi-autonomous tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo TV quoted a tribal administrator Baseer Khan as saying.

The strike came days after the U.S. President Donald Trump asked Pakistan to do more against the militants hiding in its tribal area. The Trump administration in August infuriated Pakistan when it accused Islamabad of providing extremists safe haven and threatened to withhold military aid.

Ghani further said that the world has heard Afghanistan's voice on counter-terrorism efforts and that the Taliban must know they can not win the war. The border was closed for transport and communication which resulted in the problems faced by people at both sides of the border.

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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.

According to the security officials, the personnel have been deployed near the border over security concerns.

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

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

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

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