United States drone attack kills 3 Taliban militants in Pakistan


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.

Ghani further said that the world has heard Afghanistan's voice on counter-terrorism efforts and that the Taliban must know they can not win the war.

A suspected U.S. drone strike on Friday killed three militants in one of Pakistan's federally administered areas near its border with Afghanistan, a senior regional official said.

"The drone fired two missiles on the house used by the Haqqani network in Kurram Agency, a semi-autonomous tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the agency's Senior Administrator, " Baseer Wazir, said. "We don't differentiate the Haqqani network and Taliban".

In April, a suspected United States drone strike had killed several Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border.

Rayad Emrit, a West Indies allrounder for SCL team Bost Defenders, said the cricket would continue, adding that "the crowd support again has been excellent, the security for us has been tremendous and we hope that it can only get better".

U.S. officials have urged the neighboring Pakistani government to crack down on Haqqani militants operating in Pakistan.

The US is believed to have ordered at least two other drone attacks this year.

Cricket fans in Afghanistan have a record number of foreign players to watch in the ongoing Shpageeza Cricket League despite security concerns.