Case Against a CIA Official

(PNA/IRNA) — A Pakistani tribesman has lodged a complaint with the police in Islamabad, demanding the registration of a case against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) station chief Jonathan Banks for the drone attacks in his locality and the subsequent deaths.
Kareem Khan, a resident of North Waziristan tribal region, told the police that a CIA-operated drone fired missiles at his house on the night of December 31, 2009, which killed his son Zainullah and brother Asif Iqbal.
Tribesmen say that mostly civilians are killed in the U.S. drone strikes in the tribal regions and a U.S. rights group recently in a report also endorsed the stand of the tribesmen.
Khan, who lives in Islamabad, rushed to his village Machikhel to find the mutilated bodies of his relatives after the strike, which he said had also killed another Pakistani national. Talking to journalists outside the police station, he appealed to the higher authorities for legal action against the accused as per the application. He was accompanied by his lawyer.
Police, however, did not register the case against the CIA official and sent the application to the Prosecution Branch for legal advice.

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