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North Waziristan 10/01/2012

TBIJ strike ID: Ob256

In the late evening, two missiles destroyed a mud-brick house just outside Miranshah, killing between one and four people.

Eyewitness Qasim Noor, a student, told Associated Press: ‘It was an unusually big bang. Since it was extremely cold I didn’t leave the house, but could see a house on fire. In the morning, we saw a modest mud house had been destroyed.’

Pakistani officials said the dead were foreign fighters and included Arabs and possibly Uzbeks.

References: Associated Press, Express Tribune,  Xinhua, Daily Telegraph, MSNBC, CNN, BBC,The Bureau, Reuters, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Voice of America, Dawn, The News,McClatchy, Reuters, Express Tribune, New York Times, Reuters, The News, The News, Reuters,The Scotsman, New York Times





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