U.S. drone kills 3 militants near Pakistan-Afghanistan border

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At least three persons were killed and five injured on Wednesday in a powerful blast near Kabul International Stadium during a domestic T20 cricket match, officials said.

The officials said apparently three local Afghan Taliban commanders, including Mullah Asmat and his nephew, were targeted but it was unclear whether they were present at the time.

U.S. drone attacks inside Pakistan started in 2004.

Sources tell VOA that missiles fired from an unmanned aircraft destroyed a house in sem-iautonomous Kurram tribal district, which borders the Afghan province of Khost.

A spokesman for the US-led worldwide force in Kabul had no immediate information on the report but said he would look into it.

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Responding to lawmakers' questions on Wednesday, Bass said the U.S. "will not succeed if we do not have the support and cooperation" of Pakistan, its neighbours and the wider circumference of significant countries in the region.

In his August 21 policy speech, President Trump accused Pakistan of harboring Haqqanis and Taliban insurgents, warning he would "no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe haven for terrorist organizations". "We don't differentiate the Haqqani network and Taliban".

The United States carries out internationally-condemned extrajudicial drone strikes in several Islamic countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya.

Different groups of Afghan Taliban after holding consultations sent a written statement to Maulana Haq, extending full support to Pakistan in case of an attack by the USA or any other country, the reports said.

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