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Pakistan ‘condemns drone strike’ that killed Haqqani Network commander | FDD’s Long War Journal

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Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned a US drone strike that reportedly killed a Haqqani Network commander earlier today in the tribal agency of Kurram. The Pakistan government often criticizes US airstrikes that kill members of the Taliban, including Haqqani Network leaders.

Today’s strike, which is the second recorded inside Pakistan this year, targeted a home in the Spin Tal Dappah Mamozai area of Kurram, GEO News reported. The strike reportedly killed Ahsan aka Khoray, “a commander of the Haqqani Network,” as well as another person, the Pakistani news agency noted.

In an official statement released on its website, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed the US military struck a refugee camp for Afghan citizens.

“Pakistan condemns a drone strike in Kurram Agency carried out by the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) this morning, which targeted an Afghan refugee camp,” the ministry claimed.

“Such unilateral actions, as that of today, are detrimental to the spirit of cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism.”


Source: Pakistan ‘condemns drone strike’ that killed Haqqani Network commander | FDD’s Long War Journal

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