At least four people have been killed in a fresh US drone attack on Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, police officials say.
Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial police department, said the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fired a missile at a car in Goshta district, located 35 kilometers (20 miles) east of the provincial capital of Jalalabad, late on Thursday.
He further noted that the assault targeted a group of Taliban militants and those killed in the airstrike were members of the terrorist group.
Taliban militants, however, have not yet made any comments on the incident.
A similar attack in the Khas Kunar district of Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar killed at least seven people earlier in the day.
On May 4, a drone strike in the Momand Dara district of Nangarhar Province left at least seventeen people dead. A local Taliban militant commander was reportedly among the dead.