October 4th, 2010
01:06 PM ET

Sources: Possible drone strike in Pakistan kills 8 Germans

Eight suspected German nationals were killed in a suspected drone strike in northwestern Pakistan, two Pakistani officials said Monday.

The strike happened in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, the officials said. Missiles struck a building that eight suspected German militants were in,
the officials said.

The eight are believed to have been members of the group Jihad al Islami, the officials said.

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  1. William

    When you join a group with the word "jihad" in it, you are asking for death.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Walter

    CNN breaks the story on the Hamburg eight over the weekend. Eight German nationals believed to be killed in a drone strike. I wonder if.....

    October 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Goodstuff

    Execute them like that American who was executed by Israel, filthy terrorists!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff

    Nice shot

    October 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jason

    Good job. This adds proof that our intelligence, about a Hamburg cell existing in Pakistan, was correct. Bush could have never been this on the money!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Trevor

    If your on the wrong side of a missle your just SOL. Being a bad guy doesnt pay against the us army

    October 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. some white dude

    WUNDERBAR!!!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mullah Lite

    +400

    Predator missile ready!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. faisal

    Pakistani Officials confirmed.... yeah, they are always right !!!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. lftryagain

    Eight down....many more to go.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. some white dude

    damn 8 kill streak... guy who launched it must be pro at call of duty!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShortbusJanitor

      It takes a 5 kill streak to get the predator, so with the 8 he got with it he either has an AC-130 or Chopper Gunner, or he's 2 away from an EMP.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      In Unreal Tournament, 8 kills in one shot is an instant Killing Spree and a Holy Sh!t. Can only do that with the Redeemer basically.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RR

    Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DavidJ

    Couldn't they have made that headline a little more clear? I thought we accidentaly killed German NATO troops. I was relieved when I finally saw they were German citizens fighting for jihad. Come on CNN, you can do better than this.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. What matters

    Why report it as German's killed. I agree that they were not born in Germany and probably gain citizenship. Why not report it as Middle Eastern-Germans or whatever label can be applied. They certainly were not German tourist caught in the wrong place. Can we have some respondsable reporting.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big B

      CNN is why.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kathleen

    German Islamic militants ? From nazi skin heads to this ?
    OMG , can the planet get any stranger ?
    Scarily , that answer is Yes , sooooooo
    Who needs movies when we have real life ?

    October 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
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