US ASSASSINATION DRONE STRIKE KILLS 3 IN AFGHANISTAN

A US assassination drone  (photo: Press TV)
A US assassination drone (photo: Press TV)

Afghanistan, 2 Rabi’ul Awwal 1436/24 December 2014 (MINA)– At least three people have been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.

The raid, in which two others were also injured, took place in the Khogyani district of Nangarhar on Tuesday, Afghan police said.

The US carries out targeted killings through drone strikes in several Muslim countries such as Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia, Press TV quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Washington claims the targets of the drone attacks are militants, but local officials and witnesses maintain that civilians have been the main victims of the attacks over the past few years.

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People and officials in Afghanistan have protested over the civilian casualties on numerous occasions, but the US drone attacks continue unabated.

The United Nations and several human rights organizations have identified the US as the world’s number one user of “targeted killings,” largely due to its drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan. (T/P010/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)