February 24th, 2011
10:49 AM ET

Suspected drone strike kills 5 militants in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region killed five suspected militants on Thursday, intelligence officials told CNN.

Two intelligence officials said the drone fired two missiles on the militant's hideout in the area of Data Khel in North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The intelligence officials asked not be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Based on a count by the CNN Islamabad bureau Thursday's suspected drone strike was the eleventh this year.

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  1. ThrillatheKilla

    Salerno, you are an insurgent, just from Italy. If I were the Italian Police, I would hunt you down and make you go back to Pakistan where you came from FoooLLL!!! So the Steel Dragons got to feed Thursday, Excellent thats 5 more I don't have to OFF with my M82A3. They must have gone outside to POOP in their holes!!!! I shot one of these type of Fools 1500M away while pooping in a hole outside his mud hut, I laughed so hard I almost threw up. Oh, I didn't shoot the kill shot either, lets just say a major body part flew off and he bled out. Took him a whole 30 seconds to stop rolling around I wonder what Allah was telling him????? The Gunney strikes again!!!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      Most of the Pakistanis are Alqaeda except some of those who are living outside of the Pakistan, otherwise all Pakistan should be targeted there is no where which has no the Taliban and Alqaeda nets there. The tribal area is just the area which you can imagine, the hell is there, no human being activities, no law and no system. Just killing, smuggling, drugs, making of suicide bombs and suicide bombers, for these kind of people we can say devil, not all, but those who commit the mentioned crimes,

      March 10, 2011 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. AB

    What have hindus got to do with this?you have already killed them alongside christain and sikhs in afghanistan.your views are obnoxious and smell of conspiracy theory popular in your part of world.

    March 6, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. AB

    What have hindus got to do with this?you have already killed them alongside christain and sikhs in afghanistan.Tyou views are obnoxious and smell of conspiracy theory popular in your part of world.

    March 6, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. salerno

    AMrullah – true. In the past they applied the word suspected even to the militants, but now they are ridiculouse.
    After so much time, eveeryone is considered an insurgent !

    February 24, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. salerno

    These drones were proved to be totally uneffective in taking out the main AlQaeda leaders, while they are killing a huge amount of innocent people turning their relatives into suicide bombers.

    February 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      why don't you put on a suicide vest? It would not be against your morals!

      February 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Innocent right?

        February 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dindy

    May God help all of us to come out from this terrible situation !!!In the name of JESUS CHRIST .Amen.

    February 24, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |