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US drone strike kills 4 Haqqani network militants

US drone strike kills 4 Haqqani network militants

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Jan 11, 2017 - 12:11

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Four militants, including two commanders of the Haqqani networkinfo-icon, have been killed in a US drone strike in the Sabri district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Wednesday.

The unmanned aircraft targeted a car carrying the insurgents near Aziz Kala on Tuesday evening, Zar Moeed Mukhlis, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Four militants, including Haqqani network commanders Nazar Jan and Roohullah, were killed in the strike, he said, A bomb planter and in charge of the group’s weapons supply was killed in the strike.

He added the dead belonged to different areas of the district and were involved in multiple insurgent activities in the province.

A resident of the locality, who wished not to be named, said the drone fired a missile at the vehicle in the area, but he had no information about causalities.

On Tuesday, a well-placed security source said the Haqqani network suicide bombing expert had been detained in a Special Forces raid in the district.

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