I am Afghan – Other Drones killing Afghan Civilians

by Press TV, 15 November 2015. 

In this file photo, a US MQ-9 Reaper drone is firing a Hellfire missile.
In this file photo, a US MQ-9 Reaper drone is firing a Hellfire missile.

Afghan authorities say at
least twelve people have lost their lives in a US drone strike in the
Asian country’s troubled eastern province of Nangarhar, Press TV

Local officials, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said the aerial attack took place in the Khogyani district of
the province, which is located 120 kilometers (74 miles) east of the
Afghan capital, Kabul, late on Saturday, and that all those killed in
the assault were members of an anti-government militant group. There
were reportedly foreign nationals among the slain terrorists.

November 7, three people were killed when a US unmanned aerial vehicle
pounded Ghani Khel district district in Nangarhar Province.

people were also killed on September 18, when a US drone struck Nazyan
district in the same Afghan province. Afghan officials later identified
the deceased as Daesh militants.

The development came only five
days after a drone strike against Lal Pur district in Nangarhar
Province, situated over 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the capital,
Kabul, left five people dead and two others injured.

In a similar
incident, Afghan authorities said 15 members of Pakistan-based
Tehrik-i-Taliban militant group were killed after a US drone hit Gomal
district in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika.

CIA spy agency regularly uses drones for airstrikes and spying missions
in Afghanistan as well as Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt near the
Afghan border.

Washington has been also conducting targeted killings through remotely-controlled armed drones in Somalia and Yemen.
US says the airstrikes target members of al-Qaeda and other militants,
but according to local officials and witnesses, civilians have in most
cases been the victims of the attacks.

The United Nations says the US drone attacks are “targeted killings” that flout international law.