drone strike in northwest PakistanAccording to local authorities in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, a US drone has crashed in Chaparahar district on Saturday afternoon.

Chaparhar district chief, Haji Mohammad Sadiq Dawlatzai confirming the report said the drone crashed due to technical issues.

The United States regularly uses drones for attacks and surveillance missions in Afghanistan, as well as in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, among other places.

In the meantime, Taliban group in Afghanistan claimed that the US drone was shot down by Taliban militants.

A spokesman for the Taliban group Zabiullah Mujahid following a statement said that the drone was shot down by Taliban fighters in Chaparhar district on Friday afternoon.

Mujahid also claimed that Taliban fighters carried out coordinated attacks on US airbase in Nangarhar province, which left several Afghan and coalition security forces dead.

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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.