DroneEight militants have been killed in a drone strike in Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, states a statement released by the provincial police headquarters this morning.

According to the statement, the insurgents were traveling in a ‘Saracha’ model vehicle when they came under attack in Khwargi area at 02:30 pm on Monday.

Everyone inside, including foreign national, were killed and the vehicle completely destroyed, the statement adds.

Although, the press release does not specifically say the attack was carried out by Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) but when Nangarhar Police Headquarters issues a statement and it only says militants were killed in air strike it usually means drone strike.

If the attack is conducted by Afghan forces, it would then specify it.

Today’s press release further states that another militant was killed when security forces responded to a militant attack in Pandola area of Achin district.

The insurgent killed is identified as Rafiq–a foreign national.