February 8th, 2012
04:16 AM ET

U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills 10 near Afghan border

Ten suspected militants were killed Wednesday when a U.S. drone fired two missiles at an insurgent hideout in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, three security officials said.

The early morning attack took place 10 kilometers east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, according to the officials, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the news media on the matter.

The attack Wednesday morning was the fourth U.S. drone strike on Pakistani soil this year, all of them targeting locations in North Waziristan.

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  1. Tim

    They can use these drones with effectiveness in Pakistan but yet they lose one to Iran.

    February 8, 2012 at 6:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. ♔Mmmmm♕

    terrorist critters becomes crispy critters!

    February 8, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. banasy©

    *Sigh*
    La di da de dee
    La di da de da.
    And the beat goes on and on and on...

    February 8, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. gung hoe

    Morning banasy who sung that petula clark? While I feel for those who lost their lives, their gou is no friend.

    February 8, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    Good morning.
    That's by Sonny and Cher.
    It sums up so many situations perfectly.

    February 8, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. fernace

    @ gung hoe, good am to you! "The Beat Goes On" was a hit by Sonny & Cher in the 60's!!

    February 8, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      They deleted my same response, and that I used it in other posts...I said it summed up some situations perfectly, and good morning to both you and gung hoe.

      February 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fernace

    @ banasy, good am & good Wed. I notice you've used that song in other posts & it's true! The Beat goes on & on.......!!

    February 8, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. U-Turn

    Unacceptable! That drone should be fired! It had a quota to kill at a minimum, 16 shieks wearing silk sheets with a single strike!

    February 8, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Supporter

    @@@ stop it GUNG HOE! You know how to sum up someones age!

    February 8, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Any person who knows person knows this song.
      Music is ageless.

      February 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Supporter

    Thats probably the one in iran was a messed up dron to start with or it was set up to fail, to start a conflict , a number of reasons it could of gone down. Abenadenajhad or should i say (monkey face) probably has the one hanging from his ceiling in his bedroom.

    February 8, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. krm1007

    India poses a clear and present danger to the regional security of the world. ...to USA...NATO...Pakistan and Afghanistan people and armed forces. Hindu cult extremism is on the rise and fanning all terrorism worldwide. Indians are the bankers to and financing terrorism and supporting Talibans and Al Qaeda and harboring them in India. These terrorists are being entertained in the Indian parliament building in New Delhi where they are residing and then smuggled over to Pakistan in Indian Army helicopters. Shame on these Indians

    February 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      AAh, it's our resident Indian-hating Pakistani cheerleader.
      Gee, spout more hate, would you?
      We've missed you rhetorical posts.

      February 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • gotnotimetobleed

      I like it.... Mr. President, Fire all available nuclear and photon warheads at India.

      February 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pmk1953

    If krm was American, he'd be a republican. He hates anybody who's not him.

    February 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy ©

      There's a lot of that going around these days...

      February 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. gung hoe

    @krm now thats not true take it back if you dont im gona cry.@indian hater what you said might be true but i dont think so.Plus the pakis hid bin laden

    February 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. gung hoe

    Me sorry first part of my post was meant for pmk .To darn many initial names

    February 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Steve urkle

    Did i do that?

    February 9, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
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