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US drone kills up to 20 people in Pakistan

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.

Belfast Telegraph