Tehran, Sept 15 (TNS): A US drone strike has killed three people in the tribal area of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border, Iranian media reported on Friday.
“Two missiles were dropped on the home of Maulvi Mohib and three people have been killed,” said Iranian “Press TV” quoting Baseer Khan Wazir.
Wazir is the political agent and the most senior administrator in the Kurram Agency region in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.
Afghan Taliban sources said the attack targeted Pakistan-based Haqqani militants who are allied to the Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
Two sources said Mohib was affiliated with Haqqani. “He remained associated with the Haqqani network but wasn’t a prominent figure,” said one senior Taliban member.
Another Taliban member, whose name was not mentioned in the report either, said Mohib was part of the Afghan Taliban. “We don’t differentiate the Haqqani network and Taliban. This is just a propaganda of the Western media.”
The US-led international forces in Afghanistan had no immediate information on the strike.