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Pakistani journalist sues CIA for deaths of son, brother

ISLAMABAD: A Khyber Agency journalist Karim Khan is suing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of America for the deaths of his son and brother in a drone strike.

Karim’s brother and son were killed in a drone strike in 2009 on New Year’s eve. Now he has decided to fight back through Pakistani courts.

According to Bureau of Investigative Journalism, since 2004, 424 drone strikes in tribal areas of Pakistan have killed 966 innocent civilians including 207 children.

Karim Khan was one of the thousands who lost their families in such a cruel attack.

While speaking to Al Jazeera exclusively, Karim Khan revealed that his brother Asif Iqbal was Masters in Modern Languages and was teaching in a local school, while his son, Zainullah was preparing to enter 10th grade.

On a fine evening, of December 2009, both died in a drone strike by USA.

“They tell the world, they are targeting terrorist with those strikes, but they kill innocents,” Karim told Al Jazeera.

He has pledged to unmask their actual, cruel face and their oppressive nature before the world.