US drone strikes inside ‘terrorist safe haven’ Pakistan: Kills 2 top Haqqani commanders
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 24-Jan-2018

Islamabad, January 24: Two Commanders of terror group Haqqani network was killed today when a US drone struck a home near Pakistan's restive tribal Kurram agency bordering Afghanistan.

The pilotless aircraft fired two missiles at a compound of suspected militants in the Orazkai agency that lies close to Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Dawn News said.


According to media, Haqqani Network Commander Ahsan Khorai and Nasir Mehmood were killed during the strike. The drone strikes, carried out by US spy planes, targeted on the Haqqani Network hideout in the North.

Drone strikes have surged in Kurram agency in the wake of US President Donald Trump's announcement of a new Afghan policy in August, in which Pakistan was also accused of offering safe havens to agents of chaos.

There has been a slight uptick in US drone strikes inside Pakistan in the mountainous border regions bordering Afghanistan since US President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, though they are a long way off their peak in 2010.

Trump has taken a hardline stance on Pakistan, which he says provides safe haven to high-level commanders from the Haqqani network, a group which often conducts deadly attacks in Afghanistan.

This is the second drone attack in the country's tribal areas since the beginning of this year. The earlier attack, which took place on Jan. 17, left one man injured in Kurram agency.