Three killed in US airstrike along Pakistan-Afghan border

Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) At least three militants were killed in a US drone strike launched along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Monday.

The strike happened near Kurram Agency, a tribal area in northwest Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.

Whether the strike took place on the Pakistani side or the Afghan side was not clear yet.

Two vehicles were also destroyed in the strike, said the report.

Monday’s US drone strike is the second of its kind since the beginning of this year if it took place on the Pakistani side.

There is a sharp decline in the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan in 2015 and 2016 compared with the previous years.

Pakistan has always opposed US drone strikes in its territory as it said such strikes violate its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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