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North Waziristan 16/11/2010

TBIJ strike ID: Ob161

A drone attack on a “speeding vehicle” also destroyed a house, killing 20 people.

The vehicle was completely destroyed and “a number of rooms in the compound were also razed to ground”, it was reported. “[O]ver a dozen inmates of the house were killed by the Hellfire missiles while none of the many people onboard the vehicle survived.”

Reports claimed a mass grave was needed. Most contemporaneous reports and an Associated Press field investigation found the dead were all alleged militants. But it was reported elsewhere that “women and children” died when a house was destroyed, and villagers told the Bureau’s researchers that five civilian members of the Utmanzai Wazir tribe were killed.

References: Al Jazeera English, Geo TV, Dawn, BBC, Reuters, CNN, ePakistanNews, APP, The News, Xinhua, SATP, Dawn, AP , Bureau (civilian investigation), Bureau (civilian data)

 

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