US drone strike kills four suspected militants on Pak-Afghan border

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

A US drone strike on Saturday killed four suspected militants and left several others injured on the Pak-Afghan border area near Khyber Agency’s Tirah valley.

Official sources said that the drone targeted militant hideouts in the Cancharo Kandoa area on the Afghan side.

The village is right on the zero-line but the area which was targeted falls under the Afghan jurisdiction.

The identity of the dead militants is yet to be ascertained.

Khyber is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws and lies near the Afghan border. The Taliban and other Al Qaeda-linked groups, who stage attacks in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, are known to have strongholds in the zone.

Drone attacks are widely unpopular across Pakistan and according to survey conducted in June this year, 66 per cent of the country’s citizens oppose these strikes.

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