US drone attack kills one in east Afghanistan

At least one person has been killed in a latest US-led drone attack in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nuristan, Press TV reports.

Provincial officials told Press TV that the airstrike targeted Kamdesh district, adding that the victim was a Taliban commander.

The US military and the Taliban have yet to comment on the incident.

An Afghan civilian was also killed by US-led forces during an operation in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a US military base located in Jalalabad Airport has been targeted by a number of rocket attacks. No casualties are reported.

There has been a surge in violence in the war-torn country.

Afghans have become increasingly frustrated at the seemingly endless number of the fatal US air raids, saying the victims of US assassination drones are mostly victims. Washington, however, claims that the strikes target only militants.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.

The US-led war in Afghanistan removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops.

By Press TV


The Iran Project is not responsible for the content of quoted articles.