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South Waziristan 31/10/2008

TBIJ strike ID: B38

CIA drones targeted the powerful Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir in South Waziristan Agency.

Nazir was only wounded in the strike (see Ob304) and it was not clear how many actually died: 4-12 were reportedly killed. The attack almost ended Islamabad’s peace deal with Nazir’s group, a deal that had seen Nazir focus his operations over the border in Afghanistan rather than in Pakistan.

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Picture copyright Hasbanullah Khan/Associated Press/PA Images

References: Geo TV, AFP, Dawn, AFP, The News, BBC, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, Pajhwok, Bureau

4-12

Died

1

Named

Victims of this strike

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