Three people have been killed in a fresh US drone strike in central eastern Afghanistan. The air raid was conducted in the Chak district of Wardak Province on Thursday. Three Afghans also lost their lives in a similar US drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Laghman on Wednesday. The US-led forces have increased their air raids against civilian areas in Afghanistan in recent months. The United States regularly uses drones for assassination strikes and spying missions in Afghanistan, as well as in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border. Washington claims the targets of the drone attacks are militants, but local officials and witnesses maintain that civilians have been the main victims of such attacks over the past few years. The United Nations and several human rights organizations have identified the US as the world’s number one user of “targeted killings,” largely due to its drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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