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North Waziristan 09/02/2012

TBIJ strike ID: Ob261

At 4am, a house in the Zafar Colony market in Miranshah was attacked by a drone.

The house reportedly belonged to Qari Imran – possibly an alias of militant commander Badar Mansoor. A group of militants had gathered there. Five militants were reported dead, including Mansoor.

Some sources reported members of Mansoor’s family also died: different accounts either claimed one wife was killed; one wife and one child died; or one or both wives were injured in the attack, ‘possibly the wife and daughter of Mansoor’. An unverified al Qaeda press release announcing Mansoor’s ‘martyrdom’ also claimed Mansoor’s wife or possibly his sister-in-law was wounded.

References: AFP, Reuters, Associated Press, Reuters, Fox News, Associated Press, CNN, BBC, New York Times, MSNBC, McClatchy, AFP, The Nation, The News (Pakistan), Central Asia Online, Dawn (AP), The News, The News, al Qaeda press release, Long War Journal, Geneva Centre for Terrorism Analysis and Training, The News, Central Asian Online

3-8

Died

5

Named

No victims identified

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