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A suspected U.S. drone killed on Friday three militants in an area near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, a senior provincial official said.

Baseer Khan Wazir, the most senior administrator in the Kurram Agency region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), said the drone strike took place close to the border with Afghanistan.

Officials said three people were killed and 12 wounded in the blast on Wednesday outside the Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground.

Another Taliban member, whose name was not mentioned in the report either, said Mohib was part of the Afghan Taliban. "It was not clear how those religious leaders are different from the Afghan Taliban", the Dawn said.

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The US-led worldwide forces in Afghanistan had no immediate information on the strike. "This is just a propaganda of the Western media".

The first United States strike under the Trump administration killed two men riding a motorbike in Kurram Agency in March, while the second suspected attack happened in late April in North Waziristan.

Pakistan considers the drone strike a violation of sovereignty, while the USA accuses Pakistan of providing safe havens for militants. 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. Islamabad, however, denies there are any militants on its side. The Trump administration in August infuriated Pakistan when it accused Islamabad of providing extremists safe haven and threatened to withhold military aid.

The US is believed to have ordered at least two other drone attacks this year. Insecurity remains in the country despite the presence of foreign troops.