United States drone strikes kill 11

The lawmakers said that the counterterrorism cooperation had been central to the US-Pakistan relationship but Islamabad did not fulfill its commitments

At least three people were killed in a USA drone strike inside Afghanistan near its border with Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency, officials in Miranshah said on Thursday.

Pakistan has come under increasing pressure to act against the Afghan Taliban and affiliated Haqqani network after U.S. President Donald Trump accused officials in Islamabad of allowing them safe haven.

At least four terrorists were killed, in an American drone strike on Thursday night in North Waziristan near the Pak-Afghan border.

The NATO-led Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan said it had no information about the strike. They are based in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and have informants on the ground on both sides of the border.

The Taliban can move easily between the two countries in the often lawless border lands and are usually waved through by Pakistan security forces, according to the AAN, citing conversations with multiple current and former Taliban fighters, doctors and Afghans living in the region.

The drone fired two missiles at a house, reportedly belonging to the militants linked to the Haqqani Network.


Pakistan is pushing for the completion of a fence along its disputed border with Afghanistan - and it wants the United States to help pay for it.

The Afghan officials at that time handed over to Pakistan a list of names of people suspected of being involved in Kabul attacks.

The officials said there were unconfirmed reports about the killing of a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, Khalid Mehsud, who is also known as commander Sajna, in a separate strike in neighbouring Afghanistan.

The border region has always been home to local and al-Qaeda linked foreign terrorists.

"This is part of this Administration's broader efforts to disrupt terrorist fundraising, and we call on the Pakistani government and others in the region to work with us to deny sanctuary to these unsafe individuals and organizations", Sigal Mandelker, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement.

"Pakistan denies sheltering terrorists and accuses Washington of not respecting Pakistan's sacrifices in the war on terrorism".

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