CIA drones either targeted an al Qaeda and Taliban meeting or a civilian family gathering in an uncle’s home.
Initial reports said drones targeted a meeting of up to 30 militants. But ’10 minutes before the missile struck’, senior militants were said to have left the building, prompting claims Pakistani intelligence compromised the strike. However a statement submitted to the UN Human Rights Council contradicted this, saying four members of the same family were killed when drones partially demolished the wrong house.
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