October 2nd, 2010
09:35 AM ET

Drone strikes kill 18 in Pakistan

Tensions rippled through Pakistan's tribal region Saturday as three drone strikes killed 18 people and the government continued to block a NATO supply route into Afghanistan.

Pakistani intelligence officials said 10 people died in one drone strike targeting a militant hideout, four people died when a vehicle was struck, and four others were killed when another hideout was targeted.

All three occurred in the Data Khel area of North Waziristan.

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  1. wqe

    that's war for ya

    October 2, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Brett Favre's fan (a.k.a. ybs)

      Cool! Just wish lots more Taliban & Al Qaeda were killed. Is Islam running out of virgins?

      http://bit.ly/twitterwhybs

      October 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • OBi-Diddy did it!

      DRONE-DADDY at it, again!

      October 3, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      NO, It Is War For you. Not, " I " .

      October 3, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    LAPD would shure appreciate it if you would donate a drone or two to help them patrol south-central. "Rodney Kings" won't like it, but since drones never attack innocent civilians, the good people of Los Angeles would welcome them.

    October 2, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      Wow psycho. The police in the us are militarized monsters the way it is. The pigs have turned the US into a police state with the worlds highest incarceration rate. And now you want them to start bombing American neighborhoods? Funny how conservatives are all about small goverment except when it comes to locking up
      minorities . The hypocrisy is sickening

      October 2, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. Brianc

    The conservatives are all for incarcerating minorities because minorities are the population who is causing the crime. It's statistics. So, lock the people up who are causing the crimes. In other words, if you do not want to go to jail, don't commit a crime. Common sense goes a long way! START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS!

    October 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChipH

      There are 854,000 'intelligence' operatives in 1,270 'intelligence' hives in the Ring of Death surrounding the Pentagon, that's 100,000 more operatives than the TOTAL OF ALL POLICE AND SHERIFFS ACROSS THE USA, but we are not allowed to ask what those 854,000 'intelligence' operatives are doing disappearing $255 BILLION a year of our last remaining life savings, and now Congress gave 'Defense' a +$95 BILLION RAISE, more than TWICE what the Feds spend for the TOTAL OF ALL US EDUCATION, just for 'Defense's RAISE, nevermind the other $838 BILLION A YEAR!!

      October 2, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. yakobi.

    Good job, we need hour by hour drone update specially the count of vermin in each such strike.

    October 2, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marines123

    I love drone strikes.pakastan unable to control their own land! Let's let the Taliban take refuge!

    October 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marines123

    Drone strikes must be so beutifull to watch! Bin Laden I see something in the sky! Get back in I'm next Ass hole.

    October 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. phil

    Numbaoneballa. I was just saying that since most of US don't have a problem with drones being used in Pakistan because they "are unable to control their own land", then certainly they wouldn't have a problem with drones in their own cities. I imagine they really don't want them here though. Just over there.

    October 2, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hoss

    My brother is a police officer outside atlanta and happens to be a little to nice to people in my opinion. perhaps because i was in the army. to bad the drones didn't kill 100

    October 2, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. phil

    Hoss, don't be in too much anguish. I'm sure the drones will kill more. Take comfort in that. It warms my heart too. (not)

    October 2, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JOESCHMOE

    The idiots always think drones are an angel of allah, or mohammad and fall on their faces. Thats why drones never miss.

    October 2, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Brett Favre's fan (a.k.a. ybs)

    Why only 18? Wish many more Taliban & Al Qaeda were killed.

    Is Islam running out of virgins?

    http://bit.ly/twitterwhybs

    October 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ChipH

    USA Mil.Gov has thrown 46,000,000 Americans under the bus, who are jobless, homeless, part-time or on-call with no benefits and no healthcare, over 3,000,000 getting evicted out of their homes by banks who refused to renegotiate terms, when the banks received $700,000,000,000 in bailouts from the same taxpayers they laid off, fired and evicted. Sweet! There are 854,000 'intelligence' operatives in 1,270 'intelligence' hives in the Ring of Death surrounding the Pentagon, that's 100,000 more operatives than the TOTAL OF ALL POLICE AND SHERIFFS ACROSS THE USA, but we are not allowed to ask what those 854,000 'intelligence' operatives are doing disappearing $255 BILLION a year of our last remaining life savings, and now Congress gave 'Defense' a +$95 BILLION RAISE, more than TWICE what the Feds spend for the TOTAL OF ALL US EDUCATION, just for 'Defense's RAISE, nevermind the other $838 BILLION A YEAR!!

    October 2, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Marines123

    Drone attacks are good for the Forces deploying them! Its a faster way for the taliban to go screw their 100 virgins!

    October 3, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      hey Gomer, you speak pashtoon or punjabi or farsi?

      October 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. phil

    I liked it better when drones were just bees.

    October 3, 2010 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. phil

    Marines123, let's not get too critical of Muslims who believe that they get rewarded for dying on the battlefield. Our religious leaders spew that same lie, and oddly enough Americans truly believe that if they join the military and get killed, they are rewarded by God as if dying for whatever country you happen to be from gives you a free pass to heaven.

    October 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmm...

      Phil, you are a sarcastic, godless, caustic humor, nut...what tree did you fall from?

      October 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      I thnk you are confused,
      The Proper Question would Be, What Rock Did YOU Crawl Out From Under ?
      However, These Barbarians Do NOt seem To Be Able TO Follow OR Answer Even Simple Direct Questions.
      Try all 4 Letter Words.

      October 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
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