Drone strike killed 4 militants near Pak-Afghan border

At least four suspected militants were killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan’s Paktia province near the Pak-Afghan border on Thursday.

Security sources told DawnNews that a suspected United States (US) drone fired two missiles targeting alleged militant hideouts in the area, killing four ‘militants’.

This is the second drone strike in Paktia this week. At least six suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan militants were killed in an earlier strike, with Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief Umar Khalid Khorasani reportedly injured in the assault. Khorasani was evacuated following the strike and unconfirmed reports claim he is dead.

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