Drone strike on Pakistani Taliban leader fails to explode, Taliban sources say – Reuters

December 19, 2021 by No Comments

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 16 (Reuters) – A drone strike hit a house just inside Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, apparently targeting a senior member of the Pakistani Taliban, but the missile failed to explode, Pakistani Taliban sources said on Thursday.

One of the Taliban officials said the drone fired a missile at a hujra, or guesthouse on the compound of Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, a senior leader of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan movement (TTP).

“It was around 3:30 when a drone suddenly appeared in the sky. We got worried and advised Maulvi Faqir to go to a safe place but he refused and argued it was not possible to hide in the day time,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Around half an hour later, when Faqir Mohammad left his own house to visit the guesthouse, the missile struck.

“He was about 3 metres away from the hujra room when the drone fired a missile and hit the same room. Luckily the missile didn’t explode and he and other people around him remained safe,” he said.

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Source: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/drone-strike-pakistani-taliban-leader-fails-explode-taliban-sources-say-2021-12-16/

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