Pakistan drone victim to sue US for $500m

 BBC News

A Pakistani tribesman plans to sue the CIA for $500m, claiming it is responsible for the deaths of his son and brother in a drone air strike.

Karim Khan, from North Waziristan, said his lawyer had notified the US embassy in Islamabad of the legal action.

The villager says no militants were in his home when it was struck by missiles on 19 December 2009.

It is thought to be the first time a Pakistani citizen has filed a compensation case against the US.

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