US drone strike targets Islamic seminary in Pakistan’s northwest

Eurasia News

PESHAWAR: At least eight persons were killed and five others injured in a US-led drone strike in Tal area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district early on Thursday, Dispatch News Desk reported.

The sources said that the drone fired three missiles targeting a seminary near Degree College in Tehsil Tal that killed eight persons, including three teachers and five students of the seminary, and injured five others.

The attack comes a day after Prime Minister’s adviser on foreign affairs and national security Sartaj Aziz said while briefing the Senate Committee that the United States had assured Pakistan of not conducting drone strikes targeting the leaders of TTP if dialogue began between the two Taliban and Pakistani government.