US carries out drone strikes on Pak border; Haqqani commander among slain
After repeated threats and warnings, the United States finally carried out a drone strike in Pakistan.
In the strike, a top commander of the Haqqani network along with two others were killed in Pakistan’s restive tribal Kurram agency bordering Afghanistan.
Sources said that two missiles were fired from the drone at the house in Speen Thall area – on the confluence of borders between Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Orakzai agency.
The casualty is said to be a Haqqani Network Commander Ehsan alias Khawari and two of his companions.
Drone strikes have surged in Kurram agency in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s announcement of a new Afghan policy in August in which Pakistan was also accused of offering “safe havens to agents of chaos”. >