US drone strike in Afghanistan kills 20 TTP militants, officials say - News Summed Up

US drone strike in Afghanistan kills 20 TTP militants, officials say


PESHAWAR: A suspected U.S. drone strike on a training camp in an isolated part of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar on Wednesday killed more than 20 Pakistani Taliban preparing to launch suicide attacks in Pakistan, officials said. The Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan or TTP, is separate from the Afghan Taliban and combines a number of groups that fight the government of Pakistan. The Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday’s drone strike in Kunar, an undeveloped and thickly forested province on the two countries’ border, took place during a visit by senior TTP figures prior to sending the militants into Pakistan. A son of TTP leader Fazlullah Khorasani was also killed, they added. Provincial officials in Kunar confirmed a drone strike had been carried out but did not say what the target had been.


Source: Pakistan Today March 08, 2018 06:57 UTC


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