November 19th, 2010
12:23 PM ET

Suspected drone strike kills 3 in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's
tribal region Friday killed three suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence
officials told CNN.

Two intelligence officials said the drone fired two missiles at a
suspected militant vehicle in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, one of the
seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

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

North Waziristan is one of the seven districts of Pakistan's often
ungoverned tribal region and is widely believed to be a haven for al
Qaeda-linked groups fueling the insurgency in Afghanistan.

Based on a count by CNN's Islamabad bureau, Friday's suspected drone
strike was the 93rd this year, compared with 52 strikes in all of 2009.

soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. USMC Forever

    Sure, you stinkin Pakis should not be allowed computers and the Internet. The only troops I belittle are the Paki and Afgani troops who are stupid and worthless. Hell, they can't even protect their own country, as far as I am concerned if you can't do these basic things then YOU DON"T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO ANY COUNTRY. BUNCH OF CAVE BEASTS.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Real USMC Forever

    NEWS FLASH FOR PAKISTAN AND AFGANISTAN........ We will do whatever it takes to suppress the threat FROM ANY COUNTRY. We really don't give a rats butt what all you stinkin pakis think or feel. Clean up your poophole and we won't come over there and put our foot up your camel riding anus' LOSER BAST**DS

    November 22, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      You'll stop at nothing to get a laugh out of life Phunnie boy,including posting that nonsense above in order to belittle our troops. It looks like there's no stopping you. There should be a law!!!

      November 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        Quite right Bledsoe,there really should be a law against this creep who blogged his nonsense under my name above and keeps on belittling our troops for his own personal amusement!

        November 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
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        November 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BrianTempleton

    Why don't these news reporters actually speak to someone who is authorized to talk about it instead of reporting hearsay? Is this the Weekly World News or CNN? If these "Officials" are not supposed to be talking to the media perhaps there's a good reason and they should be relieved of their jobs.

    November 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. strategist

    Perhaps stealth drones armed with highly accurate weapons that can take out individual terrorists without causing collateral damage are needed. Such drones might be useful in urban areas, hopefully their use would be plausibly deniable (so it looks like the terrorist was hit by an ordinary weapon, by a rival terrorist or other criminal) to avoid upsetting the masses in politically unstable regions.

    November 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      How disgusting can you get!!!

      November 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Not sorry,strategist. I did post the above and if that offended you,it was done intentionally!!!

        November 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Todd

    true story buck but i think its alot more complicated than that

    November 20, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. USMC Forever

    Is that right,Phunnie boy? I didn't know that! Get serious,will you???

    November 20, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Buck

    9-11 WTC is the reason to keep sending hellfire missile after hellfire missile at the ones who orchestrated it and the ones who support it. Give the "Jewish set-up" argument a rest. Usama issuing his fatwas and a previous attack on the WTC certainly clinch the argument. There's an end in sight for Afghanistan and part of achieving that end means killing certain people in Pakistan.

    November 20, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. Real USMC Forever

    If you people think the drones are bad, just wait until the Marines show up with the battle tank. @ss kicking will be at its best and alot of Talibani will be vaporized for Allah. Have a great day LOSERS with no jobs.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Sooner or latter one of these drones will hit bin-Laden and al-Zawahiri and kill many other terrorists until they are ready to give up on their power and control ideology over the people! ASK FOR FORGIVENESS AND REPENT AND THOU SHALL BE SAVED!

      November 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sanity

    What do drone strikes have to do with "right-wing thugs in Washington"? How does every single story end up getting commented about with Politics? Politics has nothing to do with it.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      That's what you think. Who do you think is squandering our tax money on this useless war? It certainly isn't the tax payer!

      November 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Real USMC Forever

        I see you are still calling yourself the USMC Forever, Man he must have really impacted you for you to stoop to the low and steal his call sign. Do you realize that your speel of right wing gov. the MIC comments are not those of any Marine.
        If you really want to be a Marine, go join the Corps today. I am willing to bet that you can't even pass the Boot Camp portion of the Marines, let alone be one. I'll bet you are some punk who goes to the beach and get sand kicked in your face which is probably covered in zits, right boy? You are one sorry Mangina talking your crap. Good luck to you, LOSER!

        November 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Daniel-2

    Here we go again! Yet another field day for the right-wing thugs in Washington. How repulsive!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |