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1st US drone strike under Trump kills 2 in Pakistan

1st US drone strike under Trump kills 2 in Pakistan

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Mar 02, 2017 - 17:50

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A suspected US drone killed two armed militants in Kurram tribal region of Pakistaninfo-icon on Thursday, reports said, the first drone strike under President Donald Trump.

The Pakistan media reported the drone strike took place in Ghwarga Mandi village near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, targeting two motorcyclists.

The reports quoted local officials as saying the two persons killed in the American drone attack were associated with local militant groups.

In the past years, US drone strikes had killed a large number of Al Qaeda, Talibaninfo-icon and other militant leaders in Pakistan’s tribal region.

In 2016, the US forces based in Afghanistan sent the drone to Pakistan only twice, with the last one killing Taliban’s supreme leader Mullahinfo-icon Mansoor in Balochistan.

Thursday’s drone strike was the first taking place under President Donald Trump.

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