Then, last June, 15 members of his extended family were blown to pieces during a funeral procession in his village.
Khan, who was nearby and heard the explosion, alleges the mourners were targeted by pilotless US drone aircraft missiles.
He stares into the distance blankly when asked to describe that day. His brother, Mulaqat, has to recount the tragedy because he is still too traumatized, to speak at length.
He sits by Khan’s side in a psychiatric section of an Islamabad hospital where he is being treated with antidepressant and anti-psychotic medicines.
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