Suspected US drone strike kills two 'militants' close to Pak-Afghan border

A suspected missile-firing United States (US) drone killed two ‘militants’ on Thursday in Kurram Company close to the Pak-Afghan border, Pakistani officers within the space and a village elder mentioned.
Officers claimed a missile struck the 2 males whereas they had been driving a motorbike within the space.
“A drone missile struck the bike which caught hearth after which exploded,” mentioned village elder Haji Zamin Hussain.
A authorities official alleged that the id of one of many males killed was Qari Abdullah Subari, a senior Afghan Taliban commander.
An intelligence supply claimed that the opposite man was additionally a Taliban member named Shakir.
The claims, nonetheless, haven’t but been independently verified.
Monitoring of drone strikes within the space is patchy since a lot of them happen in distant areas.
There has additionally been no touch upon the matter as but from American officers, who don’t usually remark publicly on drone strikes.
The Overseas Workplace spokesman couldn’t be reached for remark.
US drone assaults inside Pakistan have grow to be uncommon over the previous few years and the most recent strike, if confirmed, could be the primary in Pakistan since US President Donald Trump took workplace in January.
The US, in its final high-profile drone assault inside Pakistan, killed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Balochistan final yr.

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