Pakistani intelligence officials said a US drone has fired missiles into a region near the Afghan border, killing up to 20 alleged militants. A dozen similar attacks have taken place in the last two months.
"Two missiles were fired, they hit two houses in Shakai and up to 20 militants were killed," said one of the Pakistani intelligence agency officials, referring to an area in the
The intelligence agency officials, who declined to be identified, had no details about the identity of the militants in the houses hit by the missiles.
The Pentagon said it had no information on the drone strike.
No senior al Qaeda or Taliban commanders have been reported to have been killed.
Mehsud is Pakistan's most notorious militant commander, blamed for a string of suicide bomb attacks in Pakistan including the assassination of former prime minster Benazir Bhutto in December last year.
He also supports Taliban militants battling U.S.-led forces in
Mehsud, speaking through a spokesman, denied any involvement in Bhutto's killing in a suicide gun and bomb attack in the city of
Date created : 2008-10-26