US drone strikes PakistanAt least five militants were killed following a US drone strike in eastern Kunar province on Friday, local security officials said Saturday.

Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Habib Syed Khel said the airstrike was carried out in Manodi district.

Gen. Syed Khel confirmed that five militants were killed and three others were injured following the airstrike.

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

Kunar is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in its various districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

Kunar is also considered to be a hotbed of insurgents both for the Afghan and Pakistani militants, as Kunar province has border with the tribal regions of Pakistan.

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.

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