Torkham border reopened after successful Pak-Afghan military talks

Trevor Jackson
September 17, 2017

Posted: Sep. 15, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep.

"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.

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

If confirmed, it would be the first U.S. drone strike inside Pakistan since President Donald Trump outlined his new Afghanistan strategy.

In his August 21 policy speech, President Trump accused Pakistan of harboring Haqqanis and Taliban insurgents, warning he would "no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe haven for terrorist organizations". The border crossing was also closed for all types of traffic.

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Pakistan and the country's military have repeatedly said they have acted against the Afghan insurgent Haqqani network and other militants without any discrimination.

The Shpageeza tournament, now in its fifth season, is one of a small number of Western-style sports competitions along with Afghan Premier League football that has grown up since a US-led campaign toppled the Taliban in 2001.

A hardline religious scholar from Pakistan has said that the Afghan Taliban would support Pakistan against any kind of foreign aggression, Pakistani media reported on Thursday.

According to the officials, shortly after the strike residents saw suspected militants transporting slain and wounded persons to an undisclosed location.

USA drone strikes in Pakistan have become rare in the past few years. Tribal sources described Mohib as a loyalist of the Haqqani terrorist network, an ally of the Taliban who are fighting US -led forces in Afghanistan.

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