US drone strike AfghanistanA key member of the Haqqani terrorist network was killed in a drone strike in southeastern Paktika province of Afghanistan.

According to the provincial government media office, the airstrike was carried out late on Tuesday night in Sarwaza district.

The key Haqqani network member killed in the raid has been identified as Sirajuddin Khademi who was reportedly providing logistics support to the fighters of the terror network.

The airstrike also destroyed some weapons belonging to the terror network but local civilians casualties were reported in the raid.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Haqqani network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani. The group is allied with al-Qaida and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region.

The network is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Waziristan, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.

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