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Pakistani Family Says U.S. Drone Attack Killed Elderly Woman, Wounded Grandchildren

HeadlineNov 06, 2012

A family in Pakistan is accusing the United States of killing an elderly woman and wounding six of her grandchildren in a drone attack late last month. The strike reportedly occurred in a remote village of North Waziristan near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. Speaking from Peshawar, the woman’s grandson and son described the moment her body was found, and called for a full investigation of her death.

Kaleem Ullah: “I saw that my uncle was running around in the field. I thought he was looking for my grandmother. I started running here and there with him. Then we found her lying in a ditch. My uncle tried to pick her up but could not do so because she was broken into pieces. She was in a very bad shape.”

Rafiq Ur Rehman: “We appeal to the whole world to thoroughly investigate this incident so that any such occurrences do not take place with other people in the future, and that no innocent women and children are killed again.”

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