May 22nd, 2010
07:15 AM ET

9 killed in suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan

Nine people were killed Friday night when a suspected U.S. drone struck in Pakistan's North Waziristan near the border with Afghanistan, two local officials said.

The dead consisted of two children, two women and five men, Pakistani intelligence and administrative officials said.

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.

- CNN's Samson Desta contributed to this report.

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  1. sanethinker

    The great Haqiqat Rai resisted conversion 400 years ago. He was falsely implicated in defaming Islam. The agenda has been continuing to this day. As per them the Mumbai attack never so was 911 done by themselves ......

    May 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sanethinker

    Here is the link is anyone is interested

    May 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sanethinker

    Looks like wikipedia will be banned next or is already in banned list:)

    May 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. REM

    Time to back away there sanethinker. Otherwise, you may have to change your post name...
    Have a cause, just remember that moderation is the key. Otherwise, you lose your intent with your audience.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Insan Mukmin

    Obama is more evil than Adolf Hitler.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Len

      Obama is evil ? So, what about your Mullahs, Imaams, Qazis, Suicide Bombers, Terrorists etc ? Are they the Pillars of Islamic peace ? Dont make us laugh with idiotic statements

      May 23, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Len

    I simply love the American drones. My only complaint being, why are they being used so rarely ? It is time, the world cleaned up the evil called Islamic terrorism. Men, women, children & all. Any and every terrorist should be shot immediately. No court cases and spending of money on the animals in jails.

    May 23, 2010 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Len

    This business of the rise of fanatic Islam, the mindless Islamic terrorism, the meaningless Islamic hate for all other religions, the pathetic Islamic out-dated theories on life etc etc ..... will never go with logic and rational discussions, as there is simply no logic among a race, who wants to stick to a time frame of a thousand years ago. The only way to have peace in this world, is for all non-Muslim countries to come together, wage a of war of civilisation against these Muslim terrorist animals and simply wipe them off the face of this Earth. Hunt the last terrorist down with nukes if necessary. To hell with collateral damage and human rights. We have had enough nonsense

    May 23, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. mickeyRat

    Terrorists surround themselves with innocents as a propaganda ploy. Yet they will kill innocents on subways and buses and call it a righteous kill for jihad. Bunch if hypocrites. We can do no better than to hunt them down and kill them all.

    May 23, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. Len

    Destroy Pakistan and Afghanistan completely and you will have broken the back of Islamic terrorism. Later Destroy Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran. You will have wiped out Islamic terrorism almost 90 %

    May 23, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Justice

      You COWARDLY terroristic piece of work. Advocating genocide heh? It's trash like you that must be wiped out by the masses. No mercy.

      May 23, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. Venkat

    I am sad that Kids are killed, but this is the way to tell the terrorists that they can't use kids are human shields any more. The parents of kids will never let them to be used for that purpose. This will actually reduce the number of kids killed when terrorists realized it won't work anymore. If they really believe God will save them why do they need kids as human shields anyway? May be they don;t believe their god.

    May 23, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. ...

    if a pakistani drone killed innocent americans, u wouldn't shut up about it, but if its non-americans getting killed, it doesnt matter 'because in a war people get killed'.
    US drone attacks are killing innocent people every day, CNN doesn't even publish all of them.
    go on any other NON-BIASED news website and u will see hundreds of examples.

    May 29, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
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