It Is Now Common Knowledge That US Drones Bomb Civilian Rescuers

A U.S. drone strike killed at least 17 people in Pakistan’s tribal region on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Taliban commanders and security officials told Reuters that the strike, the biggest such attack this year, mostly killed fighters for the Haqqani network.

But Reuters also reports this: Many were wounded in the attack, local tribesman Kaleemullah Dawar said, but rescuers delayed for fear of falling victim to a second attack, a common tactic with drone strikes.
That tactic is known as the “double tap,” which bombs multiple targets in relatively quick succession — meaning that the second strike often hits first responders.