US Drone Strike Kills 5 People in Eastern Afghanistan

A US MQ-9 Reaper assassination drone
A US MQ-9 Reaper assassination drone

Islamabad, 17 Rabiul Akhir 1437/27 January 2016 (MINA) – At least five Taliban fighters were killed in a United States led drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, said official on Tuesday.

The governorate spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani told media, “The strike took place late on Monday, killing five militants, including their commander Qari Hidayatullah.”

The drone strike targeted Taliban fighters in the Achin district of Nangarhar, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) quoted Kuna as reporting .

The drone strike is a continuation of the ongoing security operation by Afghan and foreign forces against Taliban rebels in the province.

The strike came at a time when Taliban have paced up their attacks across Afghanistan taking over control of several districts following the withdrawal of NATO/ISAF forces from the country last year. (T/R07/R03)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)