Three militants killed by a suspected drone strike

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The rare drone strike in Pakistan came weeks after U.S. President, Donald Trump, announced a new policy for Afghanistan and the broader South Asian region that alarmed Islamabad.

The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained, the FC officials said.

Officials said the strike took place in remote Ghuz Ghari village in Kurram agency, close to the Afghan border where at least five fighters from the Afghan Taliban had gathered.

Officials said three people were killed and 12 wounded in the blast on Wednesday outside the Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground. "Previously we were waiting to talk with Pakistan equally, but now we hold talks with Pakistan with an honour and we preserve our interests in these talks", Afghan media reported.

Drone strikes are highly unpopular among the Pakistani public as they kill militants and common people including women and kids without discrimination.

The US-led global forces in Afghanistan had no immediate information on the strike.

Responding to lawmakers' questions on Wednesday, Bass said the United States "will not succeed if we do not have the support and cooperation" of Pakistan, its neighbours and the wider circumference of significant countries in the region. They've been, as we know, a source of some of the significant challenges in Afghanistan, in enabling the Taliban to rest and refit, plan coordinated attacks.

Cricket fans in Afghanistan have a record number of foreign players to watch in the ongoing Shpageeza Cricket League despite security concerns.

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