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Pakistanis strike Chingai madrassa

Counterterrorism strike
Part of Pakistani offensive against militants in tribal regions

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Other OrganizationTehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat
Acting AgencyPakistani military
MeansHelicopter gunships
LocationChingai, Bajaur, Pakistan1
Time Oct. 30, 2006
KilledLiaquat Hussain (Secondary Target) 2
Narrative and Notes
ReliablePakistani gunships fired four or five missiles into a madrassa -- a religious school -- accused of training al-Qaeda militants. Pakistani religious leaders decried the strike, which spawned protests around the country. About 80 people were killed.

The Pakistani goverment said it warned the madrassa leaders to close, but they refused.1
PossibleAccording to Pakistani officials, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abu Obaidah al-Masri, and Faqir Mohammed frequented the school but were not there when the strike took place. Mohammed had left 30 minutes prior.2
1'80 al Qaeda suspects killed in Pakistan.' The Associated Press: Oct. 30, 2006.
2'Offical: Al-Zawahri frequented attacked school.' The Associated Press: Oct. 31, 2006.
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