PESHAWAR: A drone strike, targeting suspected militant hideouts in the Shahidano Dhand area of Lower Kurram Agency near the shared border with Afghanistan and wounding one suspected militant, was reported on Monday.

The drone fired four missiles at militant hideouts, as a result of which, one militant was injured and three hideouts were destroyed, security sources said, adding that vehicles were also damaged in the strikes.

The hideouts which were being used to shelter terrorists facilitated cross-border movement, the security source said.

The identity of the wounded 'militant' is unknown and the details of the drone strike could not be independently verified.

Reports of the drone strike follow news that a curfew has been imposed in Mohmand Agency, also near the border with Afghanistan, as security forces conduct an operation targeting militancy due to the deteriorating security situation in the area.

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