Three people have been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar

December 24, 2014 11:24 am

The raid, in which two others were
also injured, took place in the Khogyani district of Nangarhar on
Tuesday, Afghan police said.

The US carries out targeted killings through drone strikes in several
Muslim countries such as Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia.

Washington claims the targets of the drone attacks are militants, but
local officials and witnesses maintain that civilians have been the
main victims of the attacks over the past few years.

People and officials in Afghanistan have protested over the civilian
casualties on numerous occasions, but the US drone attacks continue
unabated.

The United Nations and several human rights organizations have
identified the US as the world’s number one user of “targeted killings,”
largely due to its drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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