U.S. Drone Strike Kills 7 Extremists in Paktia Province, Afghanistan

US drone strikes reportedly has killed seven (7) extremists in Paktia province, Afghanistan.

The airstrike was carried out late on Saturday night in Paktia province in southeastern parts of the country, located along the Durand Line.

Confirming about the raid, Provincial governor’s spokesman Abdullah Hasrat noted the airstrike carried out in the vicinity of Zurmat district was a success.

Hasrat said that the raid carried out in the vicinity of Mamozo area of Zurmat targeted extremists belonging to as both the Taliban insurgents and militants affiliated with the foreign insurgent groups, including Al-Qaeda and the Haqqani terrorist network who are actively operating in various parts of the province.

Two senior leaders of the Haqqani terrorist network were killed in a similar airstrike in this Paktia province late last month.

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