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. faisal

    Pakistani Officials " ok, who should we name now? oh check the newspaper, they are looking for some Germans"

    October 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Limbaugh is a liberal

    So terrorists being muslim 'proves' that ALL of Islam is militant and we should wage war on them. Does that also mean that terrorists being German also proves that all Germans are terrorists as well and we should invade Germany now?

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

      Already did. Now they are productive members of Earth. Get the point?

      October 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kurly

      I hope this doesn't adversly effect something I hold near and dear to my heart. OCTOBERFEST!!!!

      October 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • JR

      Kinda hard to invade a country you still occupy...

      October 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    If this has to do with that cell bent on murdering Europeans, I bid them welcome to hell.

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

    "The eight are believed to have been members of the group Jihad al Islami" ...devil is in the details, eh? 🙂

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

    nor Clinton. what was it a baby formula factory he took out while getting a bj? Leave the partisan politics at the voting booth. Some intelligence weenie got it right; not Bam, Dubya or any other President.

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

      I thought it was a chemical weapons plant masquerading as a baby formula plant.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JamesSavik

    These "Germans" are probably Pakistanis who got German citizenship through Germany's "no mutts left behind" immigration policy.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Voice Of Reason

    Killed my remote control.. now that's really messed up... ha ha ha. Wonder if I can drop some M80's from my RC Helicopter?

    October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dannon

    no more bratwurst, beer, and falafel for these culturally confused Krauts!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Country Boy Can Survive

    Nuke Germany! USA rulez!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      ...did your Mom have any kids that survived? Idiot comment.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Richard

    Two for one

    October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Yo

    8* 72 muslim Virgins will scrwed now

    October 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philly

    I knew it. It was inevitable that we'd fight the Germans again. WW1, WW2. As if it was going to end there. Get those filthy Huns!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Art

    That's 8 more useless pieces of carbon that will not be wasting valuable oxygen.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chris JOHNSTONE

    Get dem damn terrorists!!! i like pie and drone kills....

    October 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cavemanstyle

    A news flash pops up that says 8 German people got hammered by a drone attack and you folks just buy it. The article doesn't say they were terrorist, or doing something illegal. How do you know what they were doing or who they were, because CNN told you so? .. Wow, the truth is, 8 Germans probably died, but you don't know why....

    October 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • RR

      Yeah, you're probably right. they were just innocent Germans hanging out in Pakistan, playing chess and smoking cigars.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      ....do you think they were there looking for a new mountain-grown hops to make beer with? German Muslims have been planning terror plot (murder of women and children) from Pakistan......drone missle kills 8 hostile Germans....pretty self explanatory, Cavemanstyle.....but i guess we now know why you have cave man in your name.....low brow idiot!

      October 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann Miller

      It appears people don't understand that we don't just kill "bad guys" and since when do we have the job of "judging" who's a "bad guy", anyway! The hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, mostly children, that have been killed and maimed as a result of our weapons in both Iraq and Afghanistan are proof that our respect for human life has turned US into the "bad guys". God help us.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • duh!

      Ann, they use women and children as shields, that is why so many die as a result of collateral damage.....at least we try to minimize it....in their case, collateral damage IS the goal....so take your bleeding heart whinning elsewhere.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChicagoRich

      Ann Miller's version of a war. Sgt. to private: "No, you can not use deadly force. They must be captured alive and held for a trial" Private to Sgt.: "yes sir, I was not planning to shoot at anyone as it is against my values anyway" Get real. This is a war. People are trying to kill us and you don't think we should fight back? We killed the enemy without trial on the battlefield in every conflict we have ever been in. So has every other country. Quit trying to provide aid and comfort to the enemy.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChicagoRich

      Another thing Ms. Miller, you ought to quit spewing this 'killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians' thing, as it is factually incorrect. All of the studies that I can find on civilians killed by U.S. fired munitions in Iraq and Afghanistan show that at the very least you are off by an order of magnitude. All but a very few of the cases where civilians were harmed, it was because they were mistaken for, or in close proximity to the enemy, and in the few cases where it has been found that they were targeted intentionally the offenders were prosecuted for the crimes.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
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