50 Killed in S. Waziristan

by Nathan Hamm on 9/9/2004

The Pakistani Air Force reports that more than 50 people were killed in the bombing of a suspected terrorist camp near Wana. Many of those killed were Chechens and Uzbeks with, in the words of the BBC, “suspected al-Qaeda and Taleban links.”

I interpret that to mean that, given the location and that the target was a training camp, the IMU was the target.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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