February 7th, 2013
03:54 AM ET

Pakistan: 3 killed in suspected U.S. drone strike

A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles at what is thought to be a militant hideout in northwest Pakistan's North Waziristan region, according to Pakistani intelligence sources.

Three people died in the attack in Ghulam Khan Tehsil, near the border with Afghanistan, the officials said Thursday.

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  1. Mohammed

    Americans are spending their own time, effort and money to clean up the mess in Pakistan. We really appreciate the kindness and generosity of Americans who go out of their way to clean up somebody else's mess while bearing all the cost just to make the world safer from these terrorists.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      It is irresponsible to question or blame Obama for the drone strikes in Pakistan. This is not a liberal vs. conservative debate. It is his duty as the elected president to get rid of the Pakistani terrorists to keep the US safe.

      February 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Good morning.
    You do make us laugh @Mohammad

    February 7, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Expectedly I'm blocked.

    February 7, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. george

    i will pray and thank god for alll of or soldiers

    February 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Yeah, You do that... Thank your *little* god, while I speak to the one and only God.

      February 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    No matter what I do can't get past the censors.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ed

    Drone strikes to kill Pakistani terrorists are legal, moral and wise.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Sure @Ed
    More than 3000 innocent civilians including women & children killed in these attacks.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      When you help terrorists, you are not innocent. If you do not like to be a target of drones, stop supporting terrorists. There is no way an Arabic speaking foreigner like Bin Laden could possibly hide in Pakistan undetected for years without help from civilians. Those civilians are certainly not innocent by any measure.

      February 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Folks , read Noam Chomsky's article" Its legal when US does it". Appearing yesterday . Can be found on the web.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Darnit @ saywhat, why'd you have to mention that article ! I'm half way thru the article and have to finish reading it Saturday. ;( Thanks for the heads up tho. See you around...

      February 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    A US study conducted by Stanford Law School & NY UN. School of law published on Tuesday, says " too many innocent civilians are killed, maimed and traumatized by drone attacks".

    February 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      @ saywhat There is no way an Arabic speaking foreigner like Bin Laden could possibly hide in Pakistan undetected for years without help from civilians. Those civilians are certainly not innocent by any measure.
      When you help terrorists, you are not innocent - you are a legitimate military target.
      If you do not like to be a target of drones, stop supporting terrorists.
      Give up terrorism and embrace peace.

      February 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Morton Z. Chomski

    President Obama has a duty to protect America first and foremost. It is with regret Obama is forced to use the drones to prevent another 9/11 from happening and protecting Pakistan from further ridicule, shame and potential massive and lethal bombardment like the one in Iraq – "shock and awe".
    You should thank president Obama for taking this brave action to root out terrorists who have bombed Pakistani people and killed thousands in Pakistan. He is only doing what your army and government wants.

    February 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rajan

      I agree Morton. Preventing further 911 type attacks is what any American president should do by taking appropriate and decisive actions.in the long run these terrorists will find some other safe haven

      February 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    @ live4him, Your comments are useless ... go away

    February 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Wow. That's what people say to Live4Him there, too.

      February 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ronvan

    Until these countries STOP supporting "terrorists" INSIDE their borders let the drone strikes continue! IF we stop these attacks then these "terrorosts" will grow & make plans to kill Americans, and actually, anyone who does not agree with them!

    February 8, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Rajan

      Amen.these terrorists will kill anyone who did not agree with them including their Pakistani handlers or hosts.wait until these terrorists capture Pakistani nuclear installations and what they will do with it.

      February 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rajan

    With compliments and ultimate protection of top brass of Pakistani army and ISI most dangerous terrorists in the world are within the confines of Pakistan . These terrorists are ruthless and heartless many of them are of Arab origin and some are home grown like the Taliban. They have killed thousands of Muslims and non Muslims . Since 911 America has given billions of dollars each year in aid and continues to do so. I feel sorry for the innocent Pakistanis and powerless Pakistani civilian government who I believe are victims too. So as long as most wanted terrorists are allowed to live in Abbotabad or or any part of Pakistan and live in comfort and marry women and have more children any American president has the right and duty to protect American lives by taking appropriate action including drone attacks. Not even Somalia and Yemen are known to harbor so many terrorists in the world.

    February 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |