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Three Pakistani Taliban killed in Khost drone strike

PESHAWAR: A suspected US drone strike targeted a compound in Afghanistan, killing three local Taliban militants, said a Pakistani official on We dnesday night.

Kamran Afridi, an official at Miramshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency, said the strike took place on Wednesday just across theAfghan border in the village of Gurowek in Khost province.

A Taliban `commander` who identified himself as Abdullah Waziristani confirmed the attack, saying the targeted compound belonged to a local Taliban leader.

There was no immediate confirmation from inside Khost province.-AP