Afghan Taliban 'Will Support Pakistan Against Foreign Aggression'

17 September, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • The writer is a former ambassador of Pakistan

A United States drone strike has killed three people in the tribal area of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border.

"The strike took place near the border with Afghanistan", said Basir Khan, the senior official in the Kurram agency agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

A suicide bomber killed three people Wednesday - the third day of the tournament - outside the cricket stadium.

USA officials rarely acknowledge drone strikes on Pakistani soil, but if it is confirmed, Friday's attack would be the first since President Donald Trump unveiled his strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia about a month ago.

The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained, the FC officials said.

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He said the "U.S. must comply with global law when it comes to the use of lethal force and any potentially unlawful strikes should be independently investigated". "Previously we were waiting to talk with Pakistan equally, but now we hold talks with Pakistan with an honour and we preserve our interests in these talks", Afghan media reported.

Pakistan considers the drone strike a violation of sovereignty, while the US accuses Pakistan of providing safe havens for militants.

The Taliban factions have said they would fight for Pakistan like they had rendered sacrifices for their own country [Afghanistan].

us drone attacks inside Pakistan have become rare over the past few years.

US President Donald Trump (L) greets military leaders before his speech on Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Insecurity remains in the country despite the presence of foreign troops.

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