20 Pakistani Taliban killed in Afghanistan as drone hits camp Mar 09, 2018 0 77 12345 ReutersPESHAWARA suspected US drone strike on a training camp in an isolated part of Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar on Wednesday killed more than 20 Pakistani Taliban preparing to launch suicide attacks in Pakistan, officials said.Two Pakistani intelligence officials said the attack, carried out in a village called Saresha Sultan Shah, killed at least two senior figures in the movement, besides someone believed to be a trainer of suicide bombers.The Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan or TTP, is separate from the Afghan Taliban and combines a number of groups that fight the government of Pakistan. The US State Department has put it on a list of foreign terrorist organisations. Last month, a suspected US drone strike on the Pakistani side of the border killed the deputy leader of the TTP, which has been waging a campaign of bombings and other attacks on Pakistani forces. The Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday's drone strike in Kunar, an undeveloped and thickly forested province on the two countries'border, took place during a visit by senior TTP figures prior to sending the militants into Pakistan. They said it killed Gul Mohammad, a TTP leader in Bajaur Agency on the Afghan border, and Qari Yaseen, whom officials described as a"master trainer of suicide bombers". A son of TTP leader Fazlullah Khorasani was also killed, they added.Sources in the Pakistani Taliban confirmed the strike had killed more than a dozen of their members but said Fazlullah Khorasani, who was visiting the training camp at the time of the attack, had not himself been killed. A spokesman of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission and US forces in Afghanistan headquarters in the capital, Kabul, did not confirm the report."We were not aware of this report and have no additional information to offer,"he said in an emailed statement.Last year, the CIA requested increased authorities to conduct covert drone strikes against militant targets in Afghanistan.Provincial officials in Kunar confirmed a drone strike had been carried out, but did not say what the target had been.Afghanistan and Pakistan accuse each other of allowing militant groups to shelter in remote frontier regions to prepare cross-border attacks. US officials have also accused Pakistan of not doing enough to crack down on such groups operating on its side of the border. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US museum strips Myanmar's Suu Kyi of rights award Mar 09, 2018 0 350 Climber recounts terrible choice on Pakistan's 'killer' mountain Mar 09, 2018 0 69 Chess victories win 'Queens of Karachi' confidence, freedom Mar 09, 2018 0 57 Chess victories win 'Queens of Karachi' confidence Thomson Reuters Foundation KARACHI Peering at the chess board from behind her spectacles, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Maleeha Ali deftly put her opponent's king in checkmate, winning her third victory in a .. 'Afghanistan polling stations under threat' Kabul About a quarter of Afghanistan's polling stations face security risks, electoral officials said on Thursday, four months before the war-torn country is set to hold long-delayed parliamentary and local .. Pakistani activist expected home after 14 months ISLAMABAD A Pakistani activist who mysteriously disappeared in January last year has now contacted his family and is expected to return home soon, his brother said on Thursday. Social activist Samar Abbas disappeared .. Mosque, shops attacked in anti-Muslim Sri Lanka riots AFP Colombo Sri Lankan police said petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque on Thursday as hundreds of troops patrolled a troubled central district where anti-Muslim violence has left three people dead. Muslim-owned ..