US drone strikes PakistanAt least three Pakistani insurgents were killed following a US drone strike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

According to local government officials, the airstrike was carried out in Shonkiri area of Kunar province.

Provincial police chief, Gen Abdul Habib Syed Khel, confirmed the report and said the local residents did not suffer any casualties following the airstrike.

Kunar is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups including Pakistani militants are actively operating.

The foreign militants including fighters of the Pakistani Taliban group are usually crossing border into Afghanistan and launch attacks on check posts of the Afghan national security forces in Kunar.

At least 6 members of the Pakistani Taliban group – Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed following a drone strike in Dangam district of Kunar province late last month.

According to local officials, a senior Pakistani Taliban commander was also among those killed in the airstrike.