• News
  • Money

At least three people killed in U.S. drone attack on northwest Pakistan

At least three people killed in U.S. drone attack on northwest Pakistan

The drone strikes, carried out by U.S. spy planes, targeted the house belonging to Afghan refugees, the report said.

Pakistan northwestern tribal areas lie on the border with war stricken Afghanistan.

Pakistani officials say a suspected US drone attack on a house near the Afghan border has killed two militants from the extremist Haqqani network.

"Such unilateral actions, as that of today, are detrimental to the spirit of cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism", the ministry noted.

The drone attack reported on Wednesday targeted the house in the village of Dapa Mamozai in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Reuters quoted a police officer and an intelligence official as saying.

According to sources, two missiles were fired from a drone at a house in Speen Thall area - on the confluence of borders between Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Orakzai - as a result of which two suspected militants of the Haqqani network were killed.

Sources in Orakzai Agency said the strike targeted a Haqqani Network hideout. Haqqani Network commander Nasir Mehmood alias Ihsanullah Khurya and two others were killed, news reports said.

"Pakistan has continued to emphasise to the USA the importance of sharing actionable intelligence so that appropriate action is taken against terrorists by our forces within our territory", said the statement from the Foreign Office.

Relations between Washington and Islamabad have frayed over the past weeks, with the United States accusing Pakistan of providing safe havens for militants. The US this month also suspended military assistance worth about $ 2 billion. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, a Pakistani military spokesman.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Petitions related to Justice Loya's death transferred to SC

    Petitions related to Justice Loya's death transferred to SC

    The book gives an account of the foundation of the apex court and its first two decades. But in practice, the Supreme Court exercises a great deal of superintendence.
    Images of black-and-white NBA All-Star uniforms, merchandise leaked

    Images of black-and-white NBA All-Star uniforms, merchandise leaked

    Oklahoma City's Westbrook was chosen by National Basketball Association head coaches along with 13 other players. But he's still close to that triple-double level this season (24.8 points, 10.1 assists and 9.7 rebounds).
    Sylvester Stallone's Super Bowl prediction: 'Eagles by knockout'

    Sylvester Stallone's Super Bowl prediction: 'Eagles by knockout'

    There is a statue of Rocky/actor Sylvester Stallone in Philadelphia and the "Rocky steps" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are tourist attraction.
  • Geneva debut for luxurious new Range Rover SV CoupĂ©

    Geneva debut for luxurious new Range Rover SV Coupé

    We're also curious to see whether this model will feature any other exterior details that will set it apart from four-door models. The brand says the new model has been created to pay homage to the original Range Rover , which was launched as a two-door only.
    Xbox Games Pass gets new Microsoft Studios games on release

    Xbox Games Pass gets new Microsoft Studios games on release

    With 40% more power than any other console, Xbox One X is where console gamers can play one of the best versions of games. A lot of Xbox One exclusives come out of Microsoft Studios , and this new plan makes playing them incredibly cheap.

    Peter Dinklage on why it's the flawless time for show to end

    " It's bittersweet when it's time to move on with everything ", he said . "Story-wise, not just for all our lives", he clarified. Maisie Williams, who has starred as Arya Stark from season one, recently admitted the show will "go out with a bang".
  • British pop musician Elton John to quit touring, Daily Mirror says

    British pop musician Elton John to quit touring, Daily Mirror says

    The 70-year-old singer is to announce the news this evening, according to the Daily Mirror . Speaking of husband David Furnish , he added: "We had children and it changed our lives".
    Apple reportedly may release a 6.1-inch iPhone without 3D Touch

    Apple reportedly may release a 6.1-inch iPhone without 3D Touch

    This prediction adds to a list previous statements given by Kuo regarding Apple's next move in the industry. MCF Advisors LLC's holdings in Apple were worth $2,060,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
    Apple to release an entry-level 13 inch MacBook later this year

    Apple to release an entry-level 13 inch MacBook later this year

    The sources aren't saying if this is a new addition to Apple's lineup, or if it's replacing a model that's now available. The MacBook Air is the only notebook that the company still sells that does not have a retina display.
  • Neville issues apology as Kick It Out calls for FA charge

    Neville issues apology as Kick It Out calls for FA charge

    There's an uncanny timing in Neville being named England women's boss a week after Ryan Giggs was made Wales manager. New England women's manager Phil Neville faces questions about jokes he posted on social media.
    Roger Federer vs Richard Gasquet

    Roger Federer vs Richard Gasquet

    Gasquet , 31, isn't the only player with a miserable head-to-head record against the Swiss, winning just two of their 18 meetings. Fact: " Novak Djokovic played his first two matches during the day, one of them in the blistering summer sun".
    Pakistan official: Suspect arrested in killing of 7-year-old

    Pakistan official: Suspect arrested in killing of 7-year-old

    A BBC report last week accused police of the extrajudicial killing of a man wrongfully accused in one of the earlier murder cases. Later, Nawaz Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, heaped praises on Shehbaz Sharif for catching the accused. "Allah b praised.
  • Ant McPartlin Slams Claims He's Stressed Ahead Of NTA Awards

    Ant McPartlin Slams Claims He's Stressed Ahead Of NTA Awards

    As well as Best Presenter, the pair are also up for Best Challenge Show for I'm A Celebrity . This year's victor of that very same award was, of course, Ant & Dec.
    Churches hold vigils in wake of Kentucky school shooting

    Churches hold vigils in wake of Kentucky school shooting

    State police said the unidentified boy was held about 15 minutes after opening fire at 08:00 local time on Tuesday. Among the patients was the 15-year-old boy who did not survive; he was shot in the head, doctors said.
    Aubameyang, Reus back at Dortmund training

    Aubameyang, Reus back at Dortmund training

    And Aubameyang's non-answer will only increase speculation about Aubameyang's future. He said: "We are not close to doing a deal for Aubameyang or anybody else".
  • Stripe to End Bitcoin Support in April

    Stripe to End Bitcoin Support in April

    Stripe is an Irish technology company that allows both private individuals and businesses to accept payments over the Internet. And, lastly, Karlo explained that the hefty transactions fees were another reason for dropping Bitcoin.
    Audio Released of Rand Paul's 911 Call After Alleged Assault

    Audio Released of Rand Paul's 911 Call After Alleged Assault

    A close friend of Paul's said the senator had gotten off his riding lawn mower to remove a limb when he was tackled from behind. Paul has since said he's recovering well from the attack. "Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable".
    Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird' best director nomination is a huge deal

    Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird' best director nomination is a huge deal

    A Best Actor nomination for Denzel Washington? Blige said working with Rees and Morrison on the film "made my life easy". Morrison's work will next be seen on the screen in the film " Black Panther ".

Breaking News



Recommended

You can now add GIFs to your Instagram Stories

Instagram's GIF library is "full of hundreds of thousands of moving stickers" and is supported by GIPHY , the platform said. Google has silently updated its Gboard app for iOS, adding its GIF making button next to the word suggestion bar.

Bank of Japan Firm on "No Change"

The bank will purchase government bonds so that the yield of 10-year JGBs will remain at around zero percent. Lifted by a wavering dollar, USA crude oil futures rose 0.45 percent to $63.85 per barrel.

Museveni to address EALA as sittings kick-off in Uganda

Unlike Museveni, some African presidents have condemned the alleged vulgar remark. He talks to Africans frankly. "America has got one of the best presidents ever".

Lunar probe race to end without victor

The X Prize Foundation statement didn't indicate if it sought from Google another extension of the competition. After extending the deadline for the Lunar XPrize twice already, the tech giant has said it won't do it again.

Myanmar building, but no sign Rohingya are returning

Inside Myanmar the Rohingya are widely regarded as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh even though many have lived there for generations.

Barcelona star, Rafinha joins Inter Milan on loan

Rafinha needed surgery and was out for more than six months after tearing a cruciate knee ligament against Roma at the end of 2015.

Past & Present: Roe v. Wade

After the first trimester and before viability, a woman has to go to a hospital to speak with a medical doctor. Roadblocks like waiting periods, mandatory counseling and other restrictions reveal a concerted effort.

Jones extends LSU Super Bowl streak to 17

But despite Jacksonville giving New England their best shot, QB Blake Bortles and the offense didn't have enough down the stretch. Amendola caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Brady for the Patriots to capture the lead with 2:48 left in the final quarter.

Palestinian Group Urges Stronger Intifada against Trump's Decision on Quds

Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. "You are a mensch", Rivlin said of Pence. Pence spoke to the Israeli parliament but not to all the country's lawmakers.

God of War's release date is April 20

The stone mason edition is available only in the USA and Canada, where it's exclusive to EB Games, and will set you back $150. Taking place after the events of the original trilogy, God of War follows Kratos as he attempts to raise his son Atreus .