| GEO Pakistan|
US missile strike kills 12 in North Waziristan
| Updated at: 2333 PST, Saturday, August 14, 2010|
MIRANSHAH: A pilotless US drone aircraft fired missiles into North Waziristan, killing at least 12 suspected militants on Saturday, intelligence officials said.
In the latest strike, the missiles hit a house used by militants as a hideout near Mir Ali, the second major town of the region.
"We have reports that 12 militants were killed in the attack. The death toll could be more," an intelligence official in the region said.
He said Amir Moawia, an important Pakistani Taliban commander, was among the dead.
Another intelligence official said there were five foreigners among the slain militants but their nationalities could not be immediately confirmed.