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South Waziristan 17/06/2004

TBIJ strike ID: B1

Missiles hit a house at 10pm and killed a senior militant in the first known lethal drone strike in Pakistan.

Nek Mohammed was a militant leader and thorn in Islamabad’s side. He was leading a militant group in South Waziristan Agency when he died with at least five others. Pakistan originally claimed it carried out the strike, wary of revealing the US’s involvement. However, eight years later it emerged the Central Intelligence Agency and Pakistan military intelligence, the ISI, colluded to kill Mohammed.

More information on this strike.

References: Asia Times, Dawn, Daily Times, Daily Times, South Asia Analysis, CNN, The News, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, The News, New York Times





No victims identified

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CIA drone strikes have killed over 2,500 people in Pakistan; many are described as militants, but some are civilians. This is a record of those who have died in these attacks.

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