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North Waziristan 24/10/2012

TBIJ strike ID: Ob299

A grandmother in her sixties died in this strike, it emerged days later: a narrative that diverged substantially from first reports.

Bibi Mamana, the wife of a retired headmaster, was the only confirmed death in what appeared to be a double-tap strike. Drones fired a volley of missiles at Mamana and her grandchildren as they collected firewood. But initial reports variously said the strike killed five militants, targeted a house used to store weapons, and destroyed a vehicle carrying several foreign fighters. The death toll was reduced to one after detailed examination of the strike by Amnesty International.

References: Express Tribune, News Tribe, The Nation (Pakistan), The News, Dawn, Frontier Post, AFP, Xinhua, CNN, The News, Radio Free Europe, AGI, PTI, AFP, Voice of America, Voice of Russia Radio, Gulf Times, CNN, The Nation (Pakistan), The News, The News, SANA, Allvoices, Reuters, The Times (£), Pakistan Today, BBC News, BBC Panorama, Express TribuneAmnesty International

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