Missiles from a suspected US drone (unmanned plane) have killed up to 20 people in a militant camp near Pakistan's Afghan border, security officials say.
"Two missiles were fired, they hit two houses in Shakai and up to 20 militants were killed," a Pakistani intelligence agency official told the Reuters news agency on Sunday.
Officials say the compound is located in South Waziristan - a stronghold of Pakistan's top Taliban commander, Baitullah Mehsud. There was no immediate confirmation of the strike from the United States.
Pakistan was locked in crisis last night, with the government pressed by Washington to deepen its conflict with Islamic militants in the lawless regions on the Afghan border, and obliged to call in the International Monetary Fund to stave off financial catastrophe.