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Drone Strikes target Taliban fighters in eastern Nengarhar

(Last Updated On: July 8, 2015)

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At least four Taliban fighters were killed in two separate U.S. drone strikes in eastern Nengarhar province.

Provincial police chief spokesman, Hazrat Hussain Mashrqiwal said the first attack was conducted over a Taliban shelter in Takya Khana area of Bati Kot district around 12:00 PM in which three Taliban militants were killed and another two were severely injured.

He added, the second attack was conducted in Haska Mina district which killed Qari Rafiqullah, a Taliban commander.

These attacks come as the U.S. forces have preformed about nine similar attacks during this week to clear Islamic State armed affiliates and Taliban fighters.

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