April 23rd, 2010
09:14 AM ET

7 Pakistani soldiers killed; 5 beheaded

Violence raged in Pakistan's tribal region as seven soldiers died in an ambush and five people accused of spying for the U.S. and Pakistan were found beheaded, authorities said Friday.

The incidents occurred in North Waziristan, one of seven districts in the Pakistan tribal region along the Afghan border and a longtime militant stronghold.

The seven soldiers died when militants ambushed a military convoy Thursday night. Sixteen soldiers were injured in the attack, which took place in the Datta Khel area, a military official and a local government official told CNN.

Militants wielding small arms and rocket launchers surrounded the 20-vehicle convoy and opened fire. The Pakistanis called in helicopter gunships to chase the militants away, said the officials, who asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

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  1. Reason

    Mohammad A Dar,
    Keep yelling nonsense – Muslims have committed genocide everywhere more than anyone else – Arrmenia, India throughout the centuries in Bangladesh in 1971 and many others. Islam is a religion of murder. Sure, justice will be served!

    April 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mohammad A Dar

    I got a plan, Hear me out, Grab 72 vergins and put them in a a ware house, Brodcast the new all over that dang country and and then pull the trap door as soon as those muslim f-ers walk in so the vergins escape and then bomb the crap out them----------And your mother and sisters were among them. It is very doubt full that they were virgins, because it is not your custom. They were just playing it. RIGHT.

    April 27, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mohammad A Dar

    Mohammad A Dar, when the followers of a religious ideology misuse the ideology as a justification for abusing women, murdering "Apostates" and callnig for the death of those who don't believe as they do, there is push back.
    When a rabid dog bites, you pout down the dog.
    When a diseased limb threatens the body, you ampuitate the diseased limb.
    Posted by: MarkPA----------------–That is exactly what this war is about. to put The dogs of illegality to death. Time of illegality will be over soon. Reasoning of the reasoners (Goons, Bagwans) will parish and Truth will prevail. Criminals have to accept the truth or they will not exist.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mohammad A Dar

    The cricket match is over. Muslims have been on the pitch for 1000 years batting but scoring nothing. Now it is india's turn to bat therefore leave them alone and be a sportsman. Talk to india unconditionally before it is too late.The war of afganistan turned into a war between india and pakistan. Nobody is on Pakistan's side not even muslim countries. Within pakistan this war is a war of pakistan's punjab only and not even sindh baluchistan or paktunistan are interested. Pakistan will come to terms with india only by signing another surrender paper this time not by niazi but by kaini.
    Posted by: akhtar abbas-------------Use your real name, If you are a Hindu, whay do you deny it by using a Muslim name. Time of Hindu can never come. Hindu is a word of old Egyption language, meaning S L A V E. Be a free person like a Muslim and than talk about time of ruling. By the way RA, the God of Pharaoh's means path, not God, as the Hindus (Slaves) do. Keep on dreaming, this is all a slave can do. Good luck.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lawman

    Pakistan is just like the rest of the middle east. A big toilet waiting to be flushed. And flush that racist religion with you. The whole middle east is a bunch of biggot A-holes terrorizing innocent people that live there and elsewhere.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. Muhammad Ali Farooq

    To Krishna,,,, it was not given...!!! you better go back to school.

    April 27, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. Muhammad Ali Farooq

    I am offended by the word idoit here for all muslims... what cnn is doing?
    show here some "PROFESSIONALISM"

    April 27, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. paki2

    to FERGIE, bashing islam and muslims.

    guess who has been fighting each other since forever till 1945? white skin europeans. how dare u attack islam and not name christainity for all those millions killed in europe. not only europe, they invaded asia, africa, and americas and exported their terrorism to these places. killed inocent and looted wealth from these places back to eurrope. yes. white man did all that. shame on u for not seeing terrorist who have the same skin color as yours.

    everybody is missing a point here. all this mess was started by ussr when they invaded afghanistan in the seventies. guess who they are, white man. the two world wars were started by the white man. the atomic bombs were droped by the white man.

    have u ever managed to read Quran. it condemns killing of innocent people. The prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him and progeny) never raised his hand on anyone. He always preached peace. Never attacked anyone. check history. all wars were in self defence. they never had an army big enough to attack. and by the way Allah is just a name for God. Same God of Abraham and Moses. One God different names.

    If some muslims are killing innocent people that doesn't mean Islam is asking them to do it. stop blaming islam.

    April 27, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. spidy

    You what i realized on this site today! There is way too much hate in this world!

    April 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Muhammad Ali Farooq

    Only those comments will be added which clearly "insults" muslims and islam... one can use any language or statement as long as it is against of islam....

    For all muslims you are not allowed to say anything.... is response... specially if you try to show "us" mirror....

    April 26, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. krishna

    to all pakistani dudes – we gave you pakistan so that you wouldn't create trouble for us in india. we are losing patience over kashmir. soon india will not have a choice but annex pakistan.

    April 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Manoj

    What a shame to see people making this a forum for race hatred.

    Why not just condemn the killings/beheading. What is cruel is cruel and can't be justified for whatever reason. Also it does not give others a platform to spit out their hatred.

    Let's be sensible citizens of the world.

    April 26, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MarkPA

    Mohammad A Dar, when the followers of a religious ideology misuse the ideology as a justification for abusing women, murdering "Apostates" and callnig for the death of those who don't believe as they do, there is push back.
    When a rabid dog bites, you pout down the dog.
    When a diseased limb threatens the body, you ampuitate the diseased limb.

    April 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. MarkPA

    Hey... The old adage "Sleep with dogs and you'll wake with fleas" was never more apt.
    This country has turned a blind eye to terrorists and fundimentalists for so long that the cancer may very well be too far gone to extract.

    April 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mohammad A Dar

    we would appreciate you indians to stay out of our internal issues. As a pashtoon living in north no matter our difference with pakistan. we would turn against you. dont go there. you guys will regret it.
    No need to take advantage of our bad situation. thats like us coming to cnn and commenting on "70 indian soldiers got slaughtered by Moist rebels" (which is true just happend a few weeks ago). but we dont because we understand that is your internal problem. so respect or be ready for a reply. and you misguided hindus should stop refraining from using the word muslims in every single comments. it sounds childish after a while.
    Posted by: Pashtoon----------------Do not worry, these Indians have to be taught a lesson by the Muslims every other Generation. They think we are as divided as they are in their inhuman filthy cast system. This fight is between brothers, may be it will end on smashed crooked head of the Indians.

    April 26, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Muhammad

    For the record..who made Taliban (Mujaheedins)? Who sponsor the war in late 70s and 80s... who help to raise religious forces there?? who used Pakistan... to defeat Russia for their own interests...?? WHO??? don’t you feel any shame...?? who keep changing friends and enemies?? why you are there and for WHAT??
    WE Pakistanis wasted our blood for you yesterday... today and will keep doing it....as long as you keep funding right and wrong for your interests.....
    Shame on you.. if there is life after death.. How could you face.... justice.... not defined by you.... shame on you....
    Tell me you are there and want to be there at any cost.... human blood as it is not your blood... tell me you are there to keep an eye on Iran,,, Russia... and China..... tell me... you want blood keep wasting.... there.... Tell me.... something new... tell me... you are not human... you are just energy cosumers.... and you want that "no matter what" tell me something new please.... I dont know why you claim your self human.... Just read the history through 70 to date.... and if you do feel any shame on yourself and your countryman what they did there... Just pray for the blood.... you wasted....

    April 26, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  17. akhtar abbas

    The cricket match is over. Muslims have been on the pitch for 1000 years batting but scoring nothing. Now it is india's turn to bat therefore leave them alone and be a sportsman. Talk to india unconditionally before it is too late.The war of afganistan turned into a war between india and pakistan. Nobody is on Pakistan's side not even muslim countries. Within pakistan this war is a war of pakistan's punjab only and not even sindh baluchistan or paktunistan are interested. Pakistan will come to terms with india only by signing another surrender paper this time not by niazi but by kaini.

    April 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Patriotic Indian

    Well, what goes around comes around. Pakistan is a "State Sponsor of Terrorism" that has created untold heart ache for India aver 60 years. Time to reap what you have been sowing for over 6 decades. I hope and pray that the Pakistani Govt, through the sufferring of its own people come to realize the destructive nature of religious based terrorism and back off it and give peace a chance.

    April 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |