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Iran Press TV

US-led drone kills two in NE Afghanistan

Iran Press TV

Sep 8, 2015 9:57AM

An attack by an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to American forces in northeastern Afghanistan has left two fatalities, Press TV reports.

Abdul-Qani Kowsar, a spokesman for the Kunar provincial governor, said on Tuesday that the drone attack took place in the province of Kunar.

The official added that one of those killed in the attack was a Taliban commander.

Just days ago, at least 32 people lost their lives in a similar US drone attack in the eastern Paktia Province.

The CIA spy agency regularly uses drones for airstrikes and spying missions in Afghanistan as well as Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, among other places.

Washington has been conducting targeted killings through the remotely-controlled armed drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

The US says the airstrikes target members of al-Qaeda and other militants, but according to local officials and witnesses, civilians have in most cases been the victims of the attacks.

The United Nations says the US drone attacks are “targeted killings” that flout international law.

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