US drones fired a number of missiles killing six Afghan fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in Pakistan’s tribal district of Kurram today, security officials said.
A first strike targeted a vehicle travelling through the Kharh Dhand area of Kurram, which borders Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia. Minutes later, two missiles slammed into a nearby compound, the Pakistani officials said.
“The second missile strike targeted a Taliban compound and killed three militants. They were Haqqani’s men,” a senior Pakistani security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Three other militants were reported dead in the first strike.
“All those killed in both strikes were Afghan fighters and were Haqqani’s men,” the security official said.