January 23rd, 2011
03:40 AM ET

At least 4 killed in drone attack in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed four in Pakistan's tribal region on Sunday, two intelligence officials said.

The four are suspected militants, according to the Pakistani officials, who asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

Suspected drones fired two missiles on the militants' vehicle in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of a volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The United States is the only country in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from drones, which are controlled remotely.

U.S. officials normally do not comment on suspected drone strikes.


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  1. lulu in OP

    They need to STOP THE DRONES NOW!!! I mean this is not a war that necessitates drones.. it's ridiculous that we are using those right now. i mean maybe use robots to see if there's IEDs or something like that. but the war at hand does not call for mass killings.. it calls for a stealth group of soldiers to invade a compound.. you know we have to fight the old fashioned way. stop the DRONES or all of Pakistan will be at war with us!! STOP IT NOW OR WE LOSE ALL CREDIBILITY IN THE WORLD!!!! We did enough of that in Iraq.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    No, we don't have to fight the old fashion way. Enough Americans have been killed, disabled losing limbs, and too many suicides. Why don't you go and fight the old fashion way, STUPID.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Let's see...what would make the USA safer, drones flying over there or drones flying over our own inner-cities. That's a tuffy.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
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