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. lisamartin23

    I just heard it on the radio that "Clearance Auto Insurance" offers auto car insurance for less than $1 a day for drivers, any one aware of this ? have anyone purchased insurance through them. I did search for them and found them online.

    January 23, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. joewilson

    shut hte hell up

    January 23, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Yes Lisa, I've heard of it. There is also drone life insurance, but that's only if you live in Pakistan.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jimmy Crack Corn

    They only got 4? Well I hope it was worth it. By the way, the four that were killed were replaced about 45 mins ago.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Daniel

    Another field day for the right-wing thugs in Washington as usual! How repulsive!!!

    January 23, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim Brieske

      Good posting,Daniel. I too feel repulsed by this obscene carnage. It needs to stop!

      January 23, 2011 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @Daniel: What's so repulsive about killing terrorists, you pea brain? Set your mind straight or move over there. Repulsive b*tt head.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Are you trying to be funny? There is nothing humorous about butchering people and don't fall for that right-wing drivel about only "militants" being killed,either! When a 500lb. bomb hits the ground and explodes,it won't discriminate between civilians and "militants".

      January 23, 2011 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. USdoom

    I love this WAR.
    Where else in the world can America test,not one but two,
    millon dollar missles and kill four"suspected militants"
    while riding in a vehicle,and"also destroy a house in
    the Datta Khel village.
    "The two intelligence officials said the two missiles fired from the unmanned spy plane early Sunday also destroyed a house in Doga Mada Khel village". (AP)

    January 23, 2011 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim Brieske

      Until quite recently,I felt the same way you do about this obscene war. Since I started thinking for myself,I found out how wrong I was. Everybody needs to wise up and oppose this useless war!!!

      January 23, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @USdoom (Pea Brain #2) I don't love this war. 9/11 began the whole thing. Who's idea was 9/11? Oh yea stupid, the other side.

    January 23, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dan

    Drone missiles may be expensive, but it costs less to kill the terrorists than to capture, transport, feed, house, treat, defend etc, them.

    January 23, 2011 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    What's so funny about 9/11? I see no humor in any part of the war.

    January 23, 2011 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. George

    Suspected? I would think confirmation is in order before you take someones life. No wonder they hate us.

    January 23, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. George

    1. Ban any further immigration of Muslims to the U.S.
    2. Withdrawal all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq.
    3. Use money saved from war chest to increase intelligence gathering.
    4. If terror training camps re-emerge, destroy them with Tomahawk cruise missiles.
    5. Go green and reduce oil dependency.

    January 23, 2011 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. DfromC

    There are no winners in war! Innocent lives are lost on both sides. I keep hearing about the innocent people killed in these places but have these people forgotten about the innocent people who died on 9/11/01, they just went to work that day & what about all that are dying everyday from medical complications from that day? America didn't start this by shooting 500 lb missiles, they did by hijacking & killing innocent people on those planes & then turning those planes into missiles! Did they forget that? Our families, sacrifice their lives daily so as Cesar calls them pea-brains the freedom to complain from the sidelines! Our millitary is doing its best to kill terrorists, millitants or whatever you want to call them! Its sad that wars happen & people die but that's war & please remember they started these wars & American millitary will finish it & belive they hate to hurt or kill innocent people but our enemies thrive off of it! Stand behind our millitary as they stand up for you every day!

    January 23, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. Offtopic

    Im curious. If terrorists are such a threat to our security, where are the successful attacks on American soil?

    January 23, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    @Offtopic...exactly. We are told by our governments that we should be very afraid of "the terrorists" coming. But the governments themselves aren't even bothering to secure borders. How hard would it be for "terrorists" to sneak accross our own border a do great harm. We are being scared into submission.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
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