Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26

Peshawar: The death toll from a US drone assault on a compound utilized by the Taliban-unified Haqqani organize has ascended to 26, authorities said Tuesday. The barrage on Monday targeted on a meeting of Haqqani contenders in Pakistan’s remote tribal Kurram area along the Afghan fringe in the deadliest assault on the group this year.

“In the first place drone strike killed five warriors from Haqqani system and minutes separated a moment drone at that point let go two more rockets after aggressors touched base to recover dead bodies from the rubble,” a senior government official in Kurram revealed to AFP Tuesday.

“So far 26 dead bodies have been recovered and drones are as yet flying in the sky,” the authority said.

The US has increase pressure on Pakistan lately to get serious about the outfit. A moment government official in Kurram affirmed the automaton strikes and the new death toll.