Drone Attack On A Village In Eastern Afghanistan Kills Two Children

Friday 19 May 2023 - 14:14

ISWNews Analysis Group – Following the attack by the Pakistani army drone at 3:00 am on May 16, in Bahram Khel village located in Mandozi district in Khost province, six members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) including Mufti Mohammad Farooq, one of the commanders of this group were killed and wounded.

Mufti Muhammad Farooq is one of the commanders of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and one of the refugees of North Waziristan region. He has been a resident of Bahram Khel village in Mendozi district since eight years ago and recently he was appointed as the imam of this village’s mosque. He is also responsible for planning several armed attacks against Pakistan Army positions in the border areas with Afghanistan.

According to local sources, as a result of the attack of Pakistan’s CH-4 drone on Mohammad Farooq’s house, his two daughters were killed, he and his wife and two other children were injured.

It should be noted that Khost province and other eastern provinces of Afghanistan host hundreds of families from North and South Waziristan regions of Pakistan who have been displaced and migrated to Afghanistan due to armed conflicts with Pakistan’s security forces. Also, the majority of these families are members of the terrorist group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and from time to time they are targeted by drone and artillery attacks of the Pakistani army.

On April 16, 2022, unknown fighter jets attacked the residences of Pakistani refugees in the areas of Mandete, Amir Sapar, Pakhi Mili and Shakuni in Sepri city of Khost province, as a result of which 40 people were killed and wounded. Some sources claimed that this attack was carried out by the Pakistan army.

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