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Collateral Murder

Stills

Missile attacks

A man enters a department building. The building will be bombarded moments later.

Another pedestrian walks in front of the same building, unaware of the impending danger.

The building was reported to be a possibly abandoned construction site, potentially occupied by insurgents.

The pedestrian gets caught in the fireball as the Hellfire missile explodes on the building.

To the right inside the building a couple of people can be seen. Yet the bombardment continues.

People arrive at the scene - they will be shelled shortly thereafter.

Three hellfire missiles were fired at the building.

The building was registered as destroyed in the battle damage assessment.