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. Beasley

    Al Oktoberfest in Pakistan. Kamelwurst und Bier! Even Mohammed would be raising his Stein. Prosit!

    October 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JDawg1

    Sprechen sie, "Ka Boom??!!"

    October 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. toogoodtobetrue

    I feel like this came way too fast after the news came out about these Germans. Supposedly they have been there for over a year and now suddenly 2 days after the news stories about them they are killed....

    October 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Canadian

    Red neck Americans...gotta love'em

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

      well this is one Canadian who appreciates their drones.
      Good shooting boys! Let's ramp up the count!

      October 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cavemanstyle

    Unemployment is at it's all time high. We buy more from China than we make. Healthcare is outrageous and we're getting bent over the barrel each day, yet, we're over in some other country, bombing people with model planes strapped with C4... something fundamentally wrong here.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Wrong

      We don't actually buy more from China than we make here. It certainly seems like it, but it is far from the truth.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • yankee cowboy

      Yeah, something's wrong. We're not allowed to go in to Pakistan where those responsible for 9/11 are hiding.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • cavemanstyle

      Thanks for clearing that up.. because lately, everything I pick up seems to say "NOT made in the U.S.A".

      October 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Krow

    Bet these "Germans" would have loved to go back to Germany and kill some innocent people for Mohammed. Oh well, change of plans.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mr Wrong

    Heaven is going to run out of virgins at this rate! lol

    October 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      they just don't tell them it's virgin camels.... not that it would bother them.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. 4sanity

    So let me get this straight. 8 German nationals (presumably of Pakistani descent) are assassinated in Pakistan by a pilotless drone controlled by some video-gamer grunt back in the US. And the evidence for them being "terrorists" is ....... what ? Wasn't it just last week that the US mistakenly took out a Pakistani army outpost, then the following day took out another ..... and then wonders why Pakistan sealed off overland US supply lines.

    It doesn't take a lot of courage nor critical thinking to press a button. And I suspect that if there was any "military intelligence" available it's probably about as sound as those "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq. One thing is certain though. The US has just created another 80 hardened militant relatives.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joe

    A hundred bux says they did not have blonde hair and blue eyes 🙂

    October 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LouAz

    Does this make the Shooter an "Ace" ? Keep at it.

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

    Lets use more NAPALM on known unfriendly villages as an example.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ray gibbs

    Nothing but worse for the "militants' before Gen Petraeus's December update to the US Congress.

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

    It was an inside job They bombed themselves.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Canadian

    I appreciate their drones too. Means my brother has less baddies to kill over there. I just love how americans react to this kind of carnage. Too funny...

    October 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • yankee cowboy

      Maybe you'd feel differently if the terrorists attacked you on 9/11. Oh, that's right–they wouldn't because Canada never takes a stand on anything and relies upon US to do their fighting for them.

      America's hat...gotta love 'em.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      I agree... but it's the GOOD kind of carnage. lol
      I'm all for pulling back and glassing Afghanistan and Pakistan.... no qualms.... won't be missed.
      after 9/11 – nemo me impune lacessit!

      October 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
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