The Taliban has used small commercial drone aircraft in recent years for reconnaissance and to make propaganda videos of attacks.
But now, the militant group is deploying the remote-controlled devices as a new weapon against Afghan security forces.
Using a tactic of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in Iraq and Syria, Taliban fighters are rigging low-cost, over-the-counter drones with explosives and dropping them on targets.
Since October, the Taliban has carried out weaponized drone attacks in at least six of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. Some have killed and wounded Afghan security personnel. Others have damaged military infrastructure.
Source: GandHara/RFE/RL News