May 11th, 2010
06:44 AM ET

Suspected U.S. drones kill 14 militants

At least 24 suspected militants were killed Tuesday in two drone strikes in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, officials said.

In an initial strike, at least 14 militants were killed and several others injured when five suspected U.S. drones fired missiles, officials said.

The suspected drones fired 18 missiles at two vehicles and several compounds, according to officials.

Targets pounded are believed to be used by militants in the Data Khel area in North Waziristan, one of seven districts bordering Afghanistan. Officials said the missiles were fired about 10 to 15 minutes apart.

Later in the day, 10 suspected militants were killed and several others were injured when a suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles at a militant compound, officials told CNN.

A local administration official in North Waziristan and an intelligence official said the militant compound was in the village of Gurwic in North Waziristan. Based on a CNN count, there have been 33 drone strikes this year. All of the drone strikes have targeted North Waziristan or its border with South Waziristan.

Each of the officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The U.S. military routinely offers no comment on reported drone attacks. However, it is the only country operating in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from drones, which are controlled remotely.

- Journalist Nasir Dawar contributed to this report.

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  1. Michael

    I served in Vietnam, until the end, and I know what I'm talking about. Wake up. Didn't they teach the jar-heads about propaganda?

    May 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Michael

    93% CIVILIAN CASUALTIES DOESN'T SOUND LIKE COLLATERAL DAMAGE TO ME! IT'S GENOCIDE!

    May 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Krysten

    I hope you're all proud of your country that pulls out money from schools and hospitals to make weapons. YAYYY AMERICA DURRRRRRR :B

    May 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. No More Mr. Nice Guy

    They have to use legal language like suspect. Because the US government has been a corporation since 1940. It explains a lot of language that is unusual. Check out the link and the budget poster.

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    May 13, 2010 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. news.blogs.cnn.com

    Suspected u s drones kill 14 militants.. Awesome 🙂

    April 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
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