March 10th, 2010
11:38 AM ET

Officials: Suspected drone strike kills 4 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A suspected U.S. drone strike killed four people in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, three officials told CNN. A drone fired five missiles at a vehicle in the village of Khadarkhel in North Waziristan, a local government official and two intelligence officials said.

That's an area near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan that has been a haven for Islamic extremists. The officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

- Journalist Nasir Dawar contributed to this report


Filed under: Drone strikes • Pakistan
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  1. Daniel

    I see people spewing all this right-wing gobbledy-gook about how what a "great job" these cursed drone planes are doing and I find it quite repulsive to see all this lynch mob mentality.I guess the right-wing thugs in Washington are glad,though.

    March 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dale

    This is as surgical as war gets. I fully support the drone attacks, even though I am generally against war. The alternatives to the drone attacks are far worse for the non-combatants and would quickly turn the non-combatants into enemies, as happened in Vietnam. To win this war, we need surgical precision of who we kill and who we leave unharmed. To abandon the war and leave the area would not end the war, it would widen the war by allowing AlQeada to rebuild and it would be 9-11 all over again. Drone attacks are the best option we have.

    March 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Major T

    Get some! Get some! They should do a movie about me sometime...Stories of a door gunner. Nice touch for such a beautiful country full of $#@% terrorists.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dan Lafayette,IN

    The drones are a great tool in killing off the Islamic terrorists. keep them flying and more often. We need to kill every Islamic radical that we can and the drones are doing a great job at it!

    March 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bill

    I wish those "officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media" would keep their freaking mouths shut. All they do is spread incomplete and misleading information. You're not authorized to speak to the media for a reason – so shut the @#$% up!

    March 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |