U.S. drone strike kills nine Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan

March 24, 2015 7:00 AM

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed at least nine Pakistani militants in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province early Tuesday, intelligence officials said, part of an intensifying drone campaign against Pakistani militants in Afghanistan.

Tuesday's drone strike was near the site of fierce fighting on the Pakistani side of the border in recent days. Fighter jets have been pounding positions in the Tirah Valley in the Khyber region, and the military says it has killed scores of militants. At least seven soldiers have also been killed.

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