May 12th, 2011
10:31 AM ET

Officials: Three killed in drone strike in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed three people Thursday in Pakistan's tribal region, intelligence officials said.

The victims were suspected militants, the officials said.

The missiles struck their vehicle as they were traveling in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Thursday's suspected drone strike was the 23rd this year compared with 111 in all of 2010, according to a CNN tally.
Pakistan and the war on terror

Another suspected U.S. drone strike killed three alleged militants Tuesday when two missiles struck a vehicle in South Waziristan.

The United States does not comment on suspected drone strikes. But it is the only country in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from drones, which are controlled remotely.

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  1. Kanishka

    from the time I was born till now I see war in Afghanistan, like me millions of other Afghans are tired or war, the only way bring peace in this country " Unity " I kindly ask every Afghans to get educated and start learning how to rebuild this country instead blaming each others, Pakistan , Iran or any other country made us fight and kill each others, we have known this long time ago....STOP FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHERS .... learn to live and teach others too...

    May 18, 2011 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Riza Afghan

    USA should cut all AID and kick all terrorists from Afghanistan (seems no terrorist left in Afghanistan anymore, all are living in Pakistan for the past 7 years now ) then Pakistan will not have any $ and that's the end of Terrorists.

    Terrorists are only running for $, if no $ from USA and no $ from Afghan Drug then they are dead😀

    CUT/STOP THE F00KING AID TO STUPID TERRORIST COUNTRY PAKISTAN RIGHT NOW IF YOU WANT TO PUT AN END TO THE PAKISTANI TERRORISTS!!!

    AFGHANISTAN NEVER BEEN A TERRORIST STATE, PAKISTAN WAS/IS A TERRORIST STATE FROM THE BEGINNING !!!

    USA/NATO SHOULD ATTACK PAKISTAN AND INVADE/CONTROL PAKISTAN. PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT WILL NEVER STOP EXPORTING TERRORIST, THEY SHOULD BE NUKED !!! AND THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO STOP TERRORISTS DISTURBING OTHER COUNTRIES.

    PAKISTAN MURDA BAD !!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      USA exported terrorism into Pakistan.

      May 15, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
      • Riza Afghan

        Go tell your Disney story to Osama Bin laden😉

        Afghans are very well aware of Pakistan's story.

        May 15, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        OBL was not Pakistani. He was Saudi and US allie, paid by CIA.

        May 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pamiri

    Most of Pakistanis and those who are living in border area PAK_AFG are Talibana and Alqaedas, destruct them one after other, they are not the people you trust on them anymor, and we never have trust on them, they are very cheaty and fraudulent

    May 15, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. NucularInternets

    I like how salerno has a different, random retort for every post on these boards...weather or not its that the US is dominated by three big family trusts or that China is now the world's largest economy PPP wise...

    May 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I told that China ec world output is expected to overcome US in 2016 on Purchasing Parity basis.

      May 13, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
      • NucularInternets

        Yeah.

        That's five years from now. A lot can happen if five years.

        And besides, if you are trying to make China as a military threat to the US as welll, you're wrong.

        May 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        China could be a military threat in the future as it is filling the technology gap with the US. Differently for the Muslim country, China has political unity and stability, satellite technology, and a growing economy.

        May 15, 2011 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
      • NucularInternets

        lulz @ political unity in China.

        China will never compete with the US military. All they have is strength in numbers; US has 11 aircraft carriers and the world's most powerful navy, stealth technology, a patriotic body of people, etc. China would get wrecked.

        May 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        So many Aircrafts carriers are useless in a nuclear war, when submarines can hit US territory very easily.

        May 16, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Stealth technology will be soon available to China as they recovered the plane downed in Serbia and may be the helicopter in Pakistan.

        May 16, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. salerno

    On april 21th, Nato claimed to hav e killed 4 insurgents as they fired at helicopters, but later the Malak Baba Construction Company told 3 road workers were killed and one injured by an airstrike. Never believe to Nato soldiers. They are criminals.

    May 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Thank you,salerno. I couldn't have said it better. These thugs are a national disgrace!!!

      May 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • American Soldier

        And I totally agree with you both,George and salerno. I get so sick and tired of reading all this ignorant mumbo-jumbo posted by others here on this web page which only shows just how stupid they are!!!

        May 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • NucularInternets

        Name, rank, serial number and unit please.

        May 12, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. salerno

    We understood that US is the only country so evil to go killing people around the world, it is not just a problem of superior technology.

    May 12, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Evil is when you plan and plot to kill people NOT when you kill those who do!

      May 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Was bin Laden and the like, jihadists, innocent?

        May 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        I state was because that is their fate also!

        May 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Detroit, MI

      Quite true salerno. Besides,of all the countries to have acquired nuclear weapons since 1945,the U.S. is the only one to have used them. Killing people has become a favorite passtime of the right-wing thugs in Washington or so it seems!!!

      May 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        So why don't you both move your asses to North Korea, I would guess that you would think that they treat people much better!

        May 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The victims did not plan to kill anyone. It is even not sure they were militant. Anyway it is right to kill the intruders.

      May 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        The intruders are those who do not follow God's words to do good and multiply. All those who multiply and teach their children to do evil will have wished that they have never been born!

        May 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Intruder is not a religious concept. Yolu are idiot.

        May 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Your an intruder on God's land, GET OFF!

        May 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |