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US missile attacks kill 14 in Pakistan

Two suspected US missile attacks hit alleged militant targets in a Pakistani tribal area yesterday, killing at least 14 people.

The strikes, bringing to 12 the number of attacks this month, occurred in a part of North Waziristan region dominated by the Haqqani and Hafiz Gul Bahadur networks of militants fighting US troops across the border in Afghanistan.

In the first strike, missiles from an unmanned plane destroyed a house in Shawal village, killing 10 suspected insurgents, according to intelligence officials.

Several hours later, a vehicle was struck in Kuttab Khel village close to Miran Shah, killing four alleged militants and wounding a fifth, officials said.

The United States does not acknowledge firing the missiles, which are believed to be fired from unmanned drones.

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