PESHAWAR: A suspected US drone strike on Friday killed three suspected militants in Kurram Agency, a senior regional official said.
Baseer Khan Wazir, the most senior administrator in the Kurram region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), said the drone strike took place close to the border with Afghanistan.
“Two missiles were dropped on the home of Maulvi Mohib and three people have been killed,” Wazir said.
US drone attacks inside Pakistan have become rare over the past few years. In its last high-profile attack inside Pakistan, the United States last May killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in the southwestern province of Balochistan.
In June, a drone strike had killed a commander of the deadly Haqqani network in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district.
Haqqani network leader Abubakar and his partner were killed when a drone fired two missiles at his house in Speen Tal area of Hangu.
In April, a suspected US drone strike had killed several Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border.