January 3rd, 2013
03:24 AM ET

Pakistani officials: Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 15, including a Taliban leader

By Shaan Khan

Two suspected U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan's volatile tribal region left 15 people dead on Thursday, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

Among the 11 killed in one strike in the province of South Waziristan was a Taliban commander named Mullah Nazir, also known as Maulvi Nazir Wazir, the officials said.

The drone fired two missiles in the Sarkanda area of Birmil, killing Nazir, the officials said.

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  1. Evan

    Progress is slow but results are impressive. Two drones got only 15 terrorists? Hope somebody is paying attention to cost to make sure that it was cost effective. Hopefully, they can do better than this next time and improve efficiency.

    January 3, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Reply
    • Mark

      Need to continue improving efficiency and make it like an assembly line. Faster, cheaper, and more efficient.

      January 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Reply
      • Mark

        The post above is not mine! I would never vomit out that kind of Tea Party nonsense here or anywhere else!!!!!!!

        January 3, 2013 at 10:38 pm |
    • Amit-Atlanta-USA.

      Thank you, Evan. I see that you never said anything worthwhile here. Please, unless you do have something to say, just forget to blog your meaningless thoughts on this web page!

      January 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Reply
    • BillKristolsPolyp-filledAnus

      By butchering more civilians?

      January 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  2. Joseph McCarthy

    Another field day for the right-wing thugs in Washington. This is truly nauseating, especially the way the general public eats this up!

    January 3, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  3. Sgt. Asenriper

    Pork.us.stan is a great nation ....... to drop class A ammo on to embed the vermin further into the dirt holes.

    January 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Reply
    • Carlson

      Another idiotic comment from another mindless Tea Partier above! No wonder this country is literally going to the dogs with nitwits like this voting at the polls!!!

      January 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  4. jonny

    Keep up the good work 10 or 13 less pos in the world.

    January 3, 2013 at 11:58 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      Another ignorant comment from another mindless Tea Partier! This bozo above evidently isn't ashamed to display this kind of ignorance. Their is no honor in killing people, especially in this cowardly fashion!!!

      January 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Reply
      • Amit-Atlanta-USA

        Right on Johnny, the more we eliminate the more choas and more of them can look up and think am I next. This must be driving them nuts, :y

        January 5, 2013 at 7:33 am |
  5. A1

    Pakistan has declared a day of mourning for the sad loss of some of their favorite terrorists. While this drone strike took out only a few terrorists, the life will go on in Pakistan since they have many other terrorists. But the life will never be the same because these party-spoiler drones. Pakistanis are feeling so sad! The rest of the world is trying very hard but is unable to find any sympathy for Pakistanis.

    January 3, 2013 at 11:29 am | Reply
  6. drones luv pakis

    HAPPY NEW YEAR...PAKI COWARDS....ENJOY THE HELL FIRE MISSILES..FROM UR DAD USA...HAHAHAAA

    January 3, 2013 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      Exactly what do you call those rotten butchers who operate those cursed drones from half way around the world, drones luv pakis? I call them sniveling cowards, don't you?

      January 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Reply
      • BillKristolsPolyp-filledAnus

        Here, in Amerika, we call them "heroes" and we thank them for their "service".

        January 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm |
      • John

        cowards? NO, cowards are people who convince other people to blow themselves up

        January 14, 2013 at 12:16 am |
  7. stonycurtis67

    farewell Maulvi NoseHair Wazir!. one less ass clown walking the earth, hooray!

    January 3, 2013 at 11:04 am | Reply
  8. bayoubalaji © ™

    pak is the world's cesspit
    even arabs throw them nothing but spit
    US drone is pak's national bird
    pak is a failure that is now called the planet's turd..

    January 3, 2013 at 10:35 am | Reply
  9. krm1007 © ™

    My own country Pakistan has become a cancer for this world. A source of financing and inspiration for all terrorists in the region the likes of which attack thousand of innocents across the world everyday. A place where these extremists seek refuge after attacking neighboring countries and NATO forces and American troops. Pakistan is a Smithsonian specimen. Like humpty dumpty even USA, NATO and the entire free world are having a tough time holding it together. Living in the shadows of India, defined by China, and punctuated by Terror Organizations such as Al Qaeda, Lashkar E Taibba, Jesh E Muhammad, Jamaad Ud Dawa find a meaning for its existence and a place in the new world order.
    How can it stand up? Certainly not on its feet .....perhaps on its knees to seek
    redemption for double crossing USA in Afghanistan and Iraq.For be fooling entire world in the name of war on terror and OBL, hiding it and making sure to loot trillions from US taxpayers money.

    Split Pakistan, give the tribal and ungoverned part to Iran and give rest to India. This will make it governable and manageable and this will generate tremendous economic demand for western nations, be democratically more efficient and easy to manage,

    January 3, 2013 at 10:34 am | Reply
  10. Zahid Ali

    Now america has killed our frend and ally .
    You ppl want our help and you are kill our frend.
    We have nukes if you want to tango come on down you cowards.
    Bring your frend india the rapist, we can fix them too.
    Dil Dil Pakistan Jaan Jaan Pakistan.

    January 3, 2013 at 9:36 am | Reply
    • ShankarH (NaaPakiAssTan)

      Zahil Ali urf KRM10070

      GOD BLESS TO ALL DRONES,
      Planes that we love.
      Stand in skies of Pakistan, and guided by NATO soldiers in Afghanistan
      Thru the night with a light from above.
      From thunder to hellfire
      To being toasted or ripped mullahs and terrorists
      GOD BLESS DRONES, our sweet official planes of Pakistan
      GOD BLESS DRONES, a pearl of a technology.

      January 3, 2013 at 10:22 am | Reply
    • KLARGAR

      Your country is a cesspool and you and your fellow countrymen are what floats in such a place. Someone needs to throw lime in the stinking pit to dissolve the repulsive slime.

      January 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Reply
    • aronitethinking

      Yes we saw how brave you pakis were in 1972- entire pakistan army at East pakistan surrendered to indian army. Thats after butchering a million bangldaeshi hindus and mujib's rebels. Why India? call tiny Isreal -its good at kicking ass of some Billion strong alliance of 52 nations at yom kippur war and its still there to give more like it did hamas month ago. The drones simply mean you cant hit and run civilians hoping to hide in a nuclear armed sanctuary of terror anymore.

      January 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  11. Homer

    Sounds good.

    January 3, 2013 at 9:05 am | Reply
  12. Justin

    Another one down!

    January 3, 2013 at 4:41 am | Reply

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