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. Shane

    ...thought you were in store for 40 virgins.....instead, you're sharing a very hot room with 40 dead angry Nazi's.....lol.....enjoy your stay at Hotel California boys.....remember, you can check out, but you can never leave!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. PARROT

    GERMAN MILITANT?.....SOUNDS LIKE NAZIS TO ME

    October 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pkfops

    Good shot Mr. President. You said you would hunt them down and kill them and you did.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Robert Pearce

    My german friend Helmut Liner says they were just victims ....they borrowed some white bed sheets to blend in and this is what they get....

    October 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cavemanstyle

    Can someone tell me the definition of a terrorist? I'm not real sure I would know one if I seen one... Are there any questions I could ask so that I may identify one? .. I think these are things I should know, since our country is being apparently "terrorized" so much.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • GT66

      The military description of a terrorist or "militant" as is now in vogue would be "any target that we decide to shoot at." So, ergo, if you are being shot at, it is safe to assume some clown g-man decided you're a militant.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • yankee cowboy

      Here's a couple definitions:
      1. A terrorist is anyone in North Waziristan, Pakistan.
      2. Anyone who runs is a terrorist. Anyone who stands still is a well-disciplined terrorist.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GINOs

    Germans In Name Only

    October 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. citizenUSA

    Remember when "home grown" only referred to pot you grew yourself?

    October 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. GT66

    I have a feeling that if they killed Santa Claus with a drone attack they'd still list him as a militant. I also find it interesting that despite all these "militants" they are taking out with these drone attacks the situation over there is only getting worse. Seems to me like someone is psy oping us about the situation and their "successes."

    October 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Texas

    8 terrorists with European passports, Wow, what a slam dunk

    October 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bert

    i suspect the suspected suspects suspected nothing.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. USAFANMAN

    what a misleading headline. Good Job CNN. Now all of the college kids will read that and protest us killing militants.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • descarado

      Awesome!!!!!

      October 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hillbill

    yeah, they were all sitting around a table in their leather shorts, eating bratwurst,drinking wheat beer and then all of a sudden a drone came and blew them up. can't believe how retarded some people are.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Prof.

    CNN, how can you call these terrorists Germans? Just because they hold a German passport doesn't make them Germans and more than dressing a man in a skirt makes him a woman – unless you're a libtard, of course...

    October 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • D Johnson

      You are not a libtard but just a run of the mill retard!

      October 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Prof.

      Oh look, a talking 'johnson'! Get back into your lederhosen... duh... what a tool...

      October 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Warren Matthews

    Good. Pull all NATO troops (yes, Americans too) out of the region and use drones exclusively to prosecute what we have been calling a war for 9 years.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • yankee cowboy

      Kinda hard to launch drones with no one in country, genius.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. antonio

    Your taxes at work!!!

    October 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
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