SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- A US-led drone strike has killed at least ten Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar, police say.
“The group of the Pakistani Taliban was targeted by the NATO drone late Saturday in the Shegal district,” provincial police chief Abdul Habib Sayedkheli said on Sunday.
He added that the victims “had been helping the Afghan Taliban in several attacks in the province.”
The government alleges that militants from neighboring Pakistan carry out terrorist attacks inside Afghanistan.
The US carries out targeted killings through drone strikes in several Muslim nations such as Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia.
Washington claims the targets of the drone attacks are militants, but local officials and witnesses maintain that civilians have been the main victims of the attacks over the past few years.
The United Nations and several human rights organizations have identified the US as the world’s number one user of “targeted killings,” largely due to its drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.